UDHAMPUR, Sept 29: Army’s Northern Command Headquarters organised awareness programme on World Heart Day at Command Hospital, Udhampur.
The event was attended by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command and Kalpana Singh Dhatt, Regional President AWWA.
The event included Army doctors bringing out all facts of cardiovascular disease by means of lectures as well as an innovative role play skit aimed to educate all ranks and their families on preventive care and benefits of a healthy heart.
Apart from genetic factors, unhealthy life style is a major contributor towards high incidents of heart disease. This includes unhealthy food habits, lack of physical activity, obesity, metabolic syndrome, tobacco consumption and high stress levels in day-to-day life.
Speaking on the occasion Lt Gen Singh talked on the importance of healthy heart to keep the body fit.
The event ‘Dil Se’ was also aimed to make small life style changes so as to reduce the risk of heart disease and enjoy a healthy, happy and quality life.