Apollo Hospitals announced the Apollo Heart Challenge on the occasion of World Heart Day today. By downloading the AskApollo app anyone can participate in the challenge of completing 10,000 steps per day. The Apollo Heart Challenge is part of the Apollo Healthy Heart Program. It is a personalized Cardiac Health Management Program that helps to prevent the onset of heart disease and empowers individuals to better manage their heart condition.
Walk to heart health
World Heart Day is observed every year on September 29. It creates awareness of heart disease and encourages people to become more conscious of their heart health. This year, World Heart Day calls for looking after one’s hearts and the hearts of loved ones. This has inspired Apollo Hospitals to launch the Apollo Heart Challenge. It is a call to walk to good heart health with at least 10,000 steps per day for a month. The Apollo Heart Challenge will run from September 29, 2018, to October 28, 2018.
Bigger stroke volume
Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals said, “We can improve the heart health with a few easy steps such as changes in diet, regular exercises and frequent health checks to monitor progress.” Dr. K Hariprasad, President, Apollo Hospitals Division added, “A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will have a bigger stroke volume. It refers to the amount of blood the heart pumps per beat, as compared with someone who walks just 1,000 steps a day. A larger stroke volume is a sign of greater aerobic capacity. The app contains information about the challenge as well as supportive material on cardiovascular disease, with health advisories and daily tips and tricks to manage heart health.”
Participating in the Apollo Heart Challenge beginning World Heart Day will help you gain increased heart function over a period.