9, Oct 2023
Sakra World Hospital Celebrates World Heart Day with a Heart-Healthy Walkathon
Bengaluru, October 10, 2023 – Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru is renowned for delivering top-notch healthcare while prioritizing patients’ well-being. On this World Heart Day, Sakra World Hospital proudly organized a Walkathon within its premises. The event commenced in the presence of Mr. Yuichi Nagano, Managing Director; Mr. Naoya Matsumi, the Deputy Managing Director; Mr. Lovekesh Phasu, our Group COO; and esteemed healthcare experts: Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, Senior Consultant and Head of Interventional Cardiology; Dr. Adil Sadiq, Head and Senior Consultant of cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; and Dr. Deepak Krishnamurthy, Senior Consultant of Interventional Cardiology at Sakra World Hospital.
The World Heart Day Walkathon is a vital initiative promoting heart health and a heart-healthy lifestyle for all ages. Given the global significance of heart issues, it’s a powerful reminder to prioritize heart health and adopt healthier habits. This event combined education and activity to keep our hearts in top shape.
Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, the Senior Consultant and head of Interventional Cardiology at Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru explained, “Walking is a straightforward and efficient aerobic exercise that promotes heart health. It enhances heart strength, circulation, and lung capacity, while reducing blood pressure, aiding weight control, and improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels.”
Dr. Adil Sadiq, the Head and Senior Consultant of cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru said, “Heart health issues are increasing in our sedentary modern lives. Blood circulation is crucial for a healthy heart. A Walkathon can revitalize our hearts by enhancing blood flow, strengthening the heart muscle, and reducing risk factors. It’s a simple way to promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart-related problems.”
Dr. Deepak Krishnamurthy, the Senior Consultant of Interventional Cardiology at Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru said, “A mere 2.5 hours of brisk walking each week can enhance heart health and lower the risk of premature death. Therefore, take a stroll to improve your heart’s well-being.”
Mr. Lovekesh Phasu, Group COO of Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru said, “The Walkathon is to encourage people to take a break, go for a leisurely walk, and learn about heart health.”