Kids Take a Walk on World Heart Day

Published: 30th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: A large number of school students took part in a walk for ‘heart healthy lifestyle’ organised by Visakha Hriday Shan, a local NGO, from Kali Mata Temple to YMCA on the Beach Road here Monday, marking the World Heart Day.

On the occasion, Visakha Hriday Shan president and Queen’s NRI Hospital consultant cardiologist M Bhaskara Rao explained that more than half of the deaths in India were caused by non-communicable diseases. “Lifestyle changes like intake of unhealthy food, lack of physical activity, increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol, obesity and stress are the main reasons. Hence, youngsters need to adopt ‘heart healthy lifestyle’ and play the role of ‘ambassadors of health’ for the future generations,” he stressed.

The NGO, in association with the Public Health Foundation and World Heart Federation will hold a global youth meet in the city from Nov 16.

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