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Kurnool Heart Foundation releases poster on heart diseases
‘Heart attacks causing 17.2 million deaths world-wide'
Awareness drive:Kurnool district Collector Ramsankar Naik and SP CH. Srikant releasing the World Heart Day poster in Kurnool on Wednesday.
KURNOOL: Kurnool Heart Foundation is gearing up for celebrating the World Heart Day on September 26 to create awareness about heart diseases.
Collector Ramsankar Naik, who is the president of the Foundation, released a poster designed by World Heart Federation commemorating the World Heart Day with a message “I work with heart”. SP Ch. Srikant was also present.
Mr. Naik stressed the importance of work place saying individuals spend most of their time at work place. The employers and employees should imbibe the spirit of wellness at work place by promoting and participating in health related activities.
By staying away from smoking, having healthy diet and being physically active one could keep heart problems at bay. The poster designed by WHF advocates proper diet containing more vegetables, fruits and fluids. Physical activity is more important to minimise the heart risk. One should stand up and move around at least once in an hour moving the limbs. A ten minute brisk walk keeps one fresh for the rest of the day.
Food containing high levels of salt or processed foods should be avoided. The risk of coronary heart diseases would be halved by keeping oneself away from tobacco. Healthy body weight and waist to hip ratio are the basic parameters of a healthy life.
P. Chandrasekhar, secretary and head of cardiology, said heart attacks were causing 17.2 million deaths in the world. Bhavani Prasad, professor of Medicine, said the burden of coronary diseases on the Indian economy was Rs 1.50 lakh crores. KHF members Vasantha Kumar, KC Kalkura and others were present.
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