Tric­ity walks for a health­ier to­mor­row

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - CITY - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent chdlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SAS NA­GAR: A 3-km walkathon was or­gan­ised on Satur­day by For­tis hospi­tal here to co­in­cide with the World Heart Day, in which more than 300 chil­dren as well as per­sons from all seg­ments of so­ci­ety par­tic­i­pated.

This year’s theme ‘One World, One Home, One Heart’ aimed at spread­ing aware­ness about the grow­ing cases of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases among chil­dren and women.

NK Sharma, chief par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary, was the chief guest on the oc­ca­sion. Also present were Dr TS Ma­hant, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of car­dio-tho­racic and vas­cu­lar surgery, For­tis Hos­pi­tals (north) zonal di­rec­tor Col HS Che­hal and med­i­cal di­rec­tor Dr Gur­bir Singh.

A free chole­strol check-up was of­fered to se­nior cit­i­zens above the age of 60. Spe­cial dis­counts on car­diac pro­ce­dures, surgery and health checks were

DOC­TORS SAY EVEN WOMEN, CHIL­DREN NO LONGER SAFE FROM CAR­DIO VAS­CU­LAR DIS­EASES DUE TO SE­DEN­TARY LIFE­STYLE

also an­nounced for the next 10 days.

On the oc­ca­sion, doc­tors re­it­er­ated that even women and chil­dren were not longer safe from car­dio vas­cu­lar dis­ease (CVD) ow­ing to se­den­tary life­style and wrong eat­ing habits. Chil­dren were made aware of harm­ful ef­fects of junk food and spend­ing too much time on tele­vi­sion/com­put­ers.

Par­ents were guided on ways to en­sure chil­dren’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in out­door sports and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

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Young­sters tak­ing part in ‘walkathons’ or­gan­ised by For­tis Hospi­tal (above) and Post Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search (be­low) in SAS Na­gar and Chandi­garh on Satur­day.

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