Bhubaneswar: AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, a leading healthcare provider of Eastern India, organized an intensive fitness event Cyclothon in association with #MoCycle at Bhubaneswar on Sunday to mark the celebration of World Heart Day 2019 and create awareness around ill effects of sedentary lifestyle on one’s heart and resultant rise of coronary ailments in India.
Cyclothon, organized by #AMRIHospitalsBhubaneswar in association with #MoCycle, witnessed a participation over 800 cycling enthusiasts coming together to cycle through a 7 kilometer stretch within the city. The cyclothon was flagged off from Utkal University, Vanivihar and culminated at Adivasi Ground, Unit-1, Bhubaneswar.
The Cyclothon was flagged off by Shri Anup Kumar Sahoo, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar along with Shri Akash Das Nayak, Chairman, Mo College (MOS) & Odia Cine Star, Shri Sidhant Mohapatra, Ex MP & Odia Cine Star, Ms Sradhanjali Samantaray, Ex Captain, Indian Women’s National Football Team and Dr. Anuj Tiwari, Vice President & Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Mahesh Prasad Agrawala, Consultant, Cardiology, Dr. S.N. Panda, Cardiology & Electrophysiology, Dr. Chandrabhanu Parija, CTVS and Dr. J N Patnaik, CTVS from AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, participated in the cyclothon and promoted the theme of ‘Healthy Heart’.
Delighted with the overwhelming response to the campaign, Dr. Anuj Tiwari, Vice President & Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, said, “Cycling strengthens your heart muscles and enhances respiratory and circulatory efficiency. It also lowers the resting pulse and helps in reducing blood fat levels. It is heartening to see the response to this cyclothon and we hope more and more people would take up cycling to minimize the risk of heart diseases substantially.”