Heart Month Celebration
February 22, 2015
Iloilo City, Philippines

Part I: Iloilo Esplanade
5:30-6:00 am          Zumba
6:00-7:30 am          Lakad Puso

Part II: Ateneo de Iloilo Gymnasium
7:00-10:00 am        Booth rounds and Risk factor screening


On Feb 22, 2015, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) will hold the annual Heart Month Celebration in Iloilo City, with program and activities aimed at creating awareness on the primary care and prevention of cardiovascular disease.


By Gynna P. Gagelonia
The PHA reached out anew to Quezon Memorial Circle habitués who queued from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the free blood pressure (BP) taking, body mass index, fasting blood sugar and cholesterol test and electrocardiogram.
Majority of the respondents were residents from nearby depressed areas.
About 90 percent of the PHA Healthy Lifestyle (HL) holders (patients who got their HL passports during the launch of the PHA HL passport at the World Heart Day celebration in September 2010) trooped to the Quezon City park for their follow-up exams. 
On one corner where PHA Council on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) chair Dr. Francis Marcellus Ramirez and his members conducted the demo, people from all walks of life and ages -- adults and children-- displayed enthusiasm in CPR.
In his message, PHA Vice President Dr. Isabelo Ongtengco urged the public to do their roles in helping their respective workplace healthy.
PHA President Eleanor Lopez stressed on the benefits of practicing a healthy lifestyle by doing regular exercise, eating healthy, avoiding stress, and knowing your numbers, meaning your weight, waist circumference, BP, sugar and lipid profile.
Also on hand were other PHA Board members: Drs. Saturnino Javier (secretary), Eugene Reyes (treasurer), Joel Abanilla, Timothy Dy and Ma. Consolacion Dolor-Torres (directors) and Maria Teresa Abola (immediate past president). 


Steadfast in its commitment to cascade “Healthy Lifestyle” (HL) as the most potent “pill” to put lifestyle-induced diseases at bay, especially during the cool months of the year, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) recently conducted a Heart Fair at  Eastwood, Quezon City.


World Heart Day

Camp BraveHeart

Healthy Lifestyle Campaign

Heart Fair

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