Ranbaxy partners with Anil Kumble for promoting Fitness & Healthy Heart

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In recent times, Indians are facing an upsurge of cardiovascular diseases.

Bangalore, Karnataka, December 10, 2013 -(PressReleasePoint)- In recent times, Indians are facing an upsurge of cardiovascular diseases. To emphasize further on this point, legendary cricketer, former Indian Cricket Captain & Padma Shri Awardee Mr. Anil Kumble delivered a talk on the role of physical fitness & cardiovascular health to doctors at the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) meet held today at Bangalore. Ranbaxy proudly partnered with Mr. Anil Kumble and CSI to promote the “Healthy Heart” initiative amongst doctors and mass public to create awareness on the importance of fitness and physical exercise. Anil Kumble has represented the Indian Test team in more than 132 Test matches and was responsible for many of India's victories. A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he has made our country proud by taking 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker in the world. He is one of the only bowler in the world to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings and score a test hundred in his career.

On the occasion, Mr. Anil Kumble appreciated Ranbaxy's “Healthy Heart” initiative. He said that fitness and healthy heart was very important in keeping his performance in cricket at the peak. And for this, regular exercise is a must. Regular cardio exercise increases the stamina and helps to keep the overall metabolism at a higher level and keeps excess weight under check. He reemphasized that had it not been for regular exercise, it wouldn’t have been possible to reach this level in cricket.  

Mr. Kumble said, “Doctors world over have increasingly started “prescribing” exercise as a part of cardiovascular risk management – apart from advising a heart-healthy diet. The aim of exercise is to improve the function of the heart, while helping reduce cholesterol levels and hypertension under control. The more daily exercise you fit into your schedule on a regular basis, the more it increases your level of fitness and, as a result, the more your capacity for daily exercising is expanded.” He urged the doctors to fit daily exercise into their busy schedules, as doctors who exercise are more likely to recommend it to their patients.

Said Mr. Rajeev Sibal, Vice President & Head - India Region, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. “Today’s hectic life style and socio economic changes have reduced the inclination and time for physical activity quite significantly, leading to increased incidence of life style diseases like high cholesterol disorders, hypertension, and diabetes. Ranbaxy’s “Healthy Heart” initiative promotes physical activity and fitness amongst doctors and mass public as a first step towards tackling life style disorders.”

India has one of the highest number of people with cardiovascular disease in the world and the number is growing at an alarming high rate. Exercise and diet are the first step towards management of such lifestyle disorders.

As per Dr S S Ramesh, Organizing Secretary of CSI 2013, “India is facing a major challenge of Cardiovascular disease and there is a constant need to keep abreast of latest developments in this field, so that we can be empowered to meet this challenge effectively. We doctors are the role models for the society, hence exercise and fitness should start first from us.”

More than 6000 delegates attended the CSI conference, a platform that saw stalwarts in cardiovascular arena from India and abroad, exchanging views on the latest trends in cardiovascular medicine.

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