Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart to be Organised Around Heart Health

New Delhi, September 23, 2022: World Heart Day (WHD) is coming closer to remind us of the importance of a healthy heart in our holistic health, and to raise awareness around cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). In India, the burden of heart disease is rising as over 3 million Indians die from CVDs every year, and the rate has been increasing gradually.

Aiming to spread awareness around heart health and the importance of running in making our hearts healthy, India Health Link (IHL) brings the 13th Edition of Champions Run on September 25, 2022, at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi from 6 am to 10 am. The Champions Run is to be organized by Health Fitness Trust in association with HEAL Foundation and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Smriti. The inclusive theme of the Champions Run is – Heart Health Ki Zimmedari, Hamari Aur Tumhari to make the people aware that heart health is the inclusive responsibility of society as a whole. And everyone should take care of one’s heart.

Speaking on organizing the Champions Run, and its benefits stay heart healthy, Dr. Sunita Godara, Asian Marathon Champion & Event Director of Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart, said, “The ‘Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart’ aims to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), their prevention and their global impact on the occasion of World Heart Day, which is symbolic of heart health, and a gentle reminder to everyone to look into one’s heart health. This year we have segregated the Champions Run into two parts – a 5 Km run and 1 Km of Walk4Health (Peace March). The Peace March will be led by Mr. Vijay Goel, Former Union Minister, Vice-Chairman, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti (GSDS).”

At the Champions Run – a free screening camp will also be organized, where one can get one’s 20+ metabolic vitals including BMI, SpO2, BP, ECG, MBC, Body & Visceral Fat, etc., screened on Health Pod (‘hPod’) developed by India Health Link (IHL) within 5 minutes. This is a first-of-its-kind non-invasive, self-screening, wherein an instant digital report is released that reveals the primary sign of one’s heart health whether it’s healthy or not.

“Being physically active is a major step toward good heart health. And regular moderate running gives added advantages to it because this is one of the preventive steps to stay heart healthy as ‘Prevention is always better than cure.’ There is a lack of awareness amongst the Indian people about heart health and what are the easy and practical ways to stay healthy, and how moderate running and preventive screening help us stay heart healthy. To spread awareness amongst the masses that running and regular preventive screening plays a pivotal role in staying heart healthy, we are going to organize Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart,” said Dr. Satyender Goel, Founder & CEO, India Health Link (IHL).

As per American Heart Association – moderate running and vigorous walking is good for heart health. It’s one of your most effective tools for strengthening the heart muscle, keeping your weight under control, and warding off the artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure that can lead to heart attack or stroke.

Throwing light on the essence of organizing the Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart, Dr. Swadeep Srivastava, Founder & Chairman, HEAL Foundation said, “Amidst the rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the most important thing, which is missing that can help prevent the incidence – is the lack of awareness. Of many factors that contribute to staying heart-healthy, running is the promising one. To spread awareness about the heart benefits of running, the Champions Run 4 Healthy Heart is being organized.”

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