Cyclothon, an awareness drive for Healthy Heart organised by Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road
To commemorate World Heart Day; Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road organized a Cyclothon, an event with an objective to spread the message that every individual has to be fit and healthy. The awareness drive was flagged off by Actor Varun Kapoor, along with Dr. Pankaj Dhamija, Dr. Chetan Bhambure, Dr. Mayuresh Pradhan and many others.
Over 200 cyclists participated in the 20 km Cyclothon. The route covered complete Mira Road and Bhayandar. The hospital also offered first aid and ambulance services at the event. Heart problems are arising due to lifestyle, stress, poor food habits. People often tend to neglect their health and suffer in silence. Creating awareness about fitness and health issues and live a healthy life was the motto of the event.
Dr. Chetan Bhambure, Interventional Cardiologist at the Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “Heart ailments are arising in irrespective of the age. For our overall health, it is essential to ensure we live a quality life. Nowadays, many young patients are coming with cardiac issues which is worrisome. Each one should atleast walk or do exercise for at least 45 minutes a day. Regular health checkups and screenings helps in detection of any disease in its early stage. This trend should be followed by everyone. We urge people to adopt good lifestyle to lead a healthy life. Take utmost care of the heart by eating a well-balanced diet and exercise on daily basis.”
“Due to our busy schedule and stress, we are unable to look after our health. It is difficult to strike a work-life balance and end up ignoring our health. It was a learning experience for all of us, added a participant.
Consult the doctor on an immediate basis in case of symptoms such as dizziness, light-headedness, sudden palpitation, hypertension, sweating, and shortness of breath. Try to adhere to a well-balanced lifestyle, by eating right, avoiding junk food, exercising daily, quit smoking, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels, staying stress-free, and maintaining weight.
Dr. Pankaj Dhamija, Center Head of Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road said, “We as a leading healthcare provider are always educating patients with precautionary measure by organising various awareness activities among community. If any emergency arises, people should be aware of its golden hour and should know the importance of using CPR technique.
Earlier, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road has trained the local residents in CPR technique and distributed a certificate to the trainees.