Bhubaneswar: With an aim tospread awareness and encourage people to be physically active, BR Life Kalinga Superspecialty Hospital, a leading hospital in Bhubaneshwar organizedsecond edition of “High 5 Your Heart – BR Life 5K Run” on this World Heart Day. Over 2500 participants attended the BR Life 5K Run which started from the hospital and covered NALCO Square, Press Square, Sainik School Square, and Doordarshan Marg of Bhubaneswar.
Mr. Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Sports Minister of Odisha; Ms. Anupama Swain, International Martial artist; Ms. Shradhanjali Samantaray, International Footballer, Dr.Manjinder Singh Bhatti, Medical Superintendent at BR Life Kalinga Hospital along with the leading Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic surgeons of BR Life Kalinga Hospital, namely Dr. Karunakara Padhy, Director CTVS, Dr. Susanta Kumar Patra, Sr. Consultant CTVS, Dr. Susant Shaila, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Sudipta Acharya, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Dr. Binay Bhusan Binakar, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist attended the BR Life 5K Run.
Emphasizing on the importance of keeping the heart healthy, Dr. Karunakara Padhy, Director CTVS at BR Life Kalinga Hospital said, “Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide and unfortunately, it accounts for 28% of all deaths in India. Sedentary lifestyle with increased stress and rise in lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension have resulted in considerably higher number of cases of heart problems among the masses. Indians are also at higher risk of CVD genetically alongside elevated levels of harmful LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or ‘bad’ cholesterol. However, with self-care by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, with regular yoga practice, periodic health check-up and quitting smoking, one can reduce the risk of developing heart disease in their early years.”
Commenting on the BR Life 5K Run,Dr. Susant Shaila, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, BR Life Kalinga Hospital said, “Odisha has been witnessing a surge in the incidence of heart failure, mostly among young adults in their 20s and 30s, who were earlier considered to be at minimum risk of developing heart problems. This scenario can be altered if we put sustained effort in raising awareness on the advanced cardiac treatment options available at Odisha and the importance of maintaining a healthy heart by followinga healthy lifestyle. Through our 5K Run Campaign, we areconveying the importance of regular exercise and proper diet, adequate sleep and rest to safeguard one’s heart.”
Talking about the BR Life 5K RunColonel Hemraj Singh Parmar, Group CEO of BR Life said, “We are delightedto have witnessed participation of 2500 people in BR Life5K Run. Being a responsible healthcare provider, we want to communicate the importance of following an active lifestyle. Regular exercise for 30 minutes every day will help in keeping the body fit and a good diet with necessarysupplements can help us stay healthy.”