Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24:
On the eve of ‘World Heart Day’ on September 27, Odisha‘s leading daily ‘Sambad’ plans to host a cyclothon in Bhubaneswar to raise awareness on heart diseases.
Participants from all walks of life, including many celebrities of Odia movie industry like actress Archita Sahu, Actor Samresh Routray along with students of various schools and We Ride Bicycle Organisation, would participate in the event.
“Friends, join me at 6 AM on Sunday at Sikharchandi square and let’s go cycle riding to promote healthy living,” said actress Archita.
“I always used to ride a bicycle during my student years. It not only keeps you healthy, but also addresses environment pollution. Let’s ride and encourage others to ride. I will certainly attend the Sambad cyclothon and hope to see you all there,” said actor Samresh.
The rally would start from Sikharchandi square in the city at 6:30 AM on Sunday and reach Kalinga Stadium via Jayadev Vihar. The participants need to register themselves by texting their name (space) age to 9040097250 or email name, age and mobile number to [email protected].
The event intends to promote regular exercise, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and discourage smoking.
World Heart Day is observed on September 29 every year and is celebrated across the globe to encourage people to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Notably, CVD continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in the world today. Over 17.3 million people die from the CVD diseases every year. Any disease of the heart, vascular disease of the brain, or disease of the blood vessel constitutes CVD. The most prevalent CVDs include coronary heart disease (heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (stroke).
Controlling key risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use, and blood pressure usually reduces the risk of CVD.