World Heart Day 2014

Live your life. Work it out. Play it right & Join us as we celebrate National Heart Week/World Heart Day (NHW/WHD) on 27th September 2014 (Saturday) at the Yew Tee MRT Open Space & Hardcourt @ Yew Tee. Guest-of-Honour Mr Alex Yam, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, will be joining us on this day too!

This year’s theme "Live. Work. Play. Join" pushes the boundary out of our comfort zone - because everyone has the power and right to make heart-healthy choices, wherever they live, work and play. But we all need to take action to make it happen in our homes, our communities and our nations. So, join us in the global movement for better heart choices. At the same time, help us spread the love by adding a hashtag #singaporeheartfoundation, #worldheartday and #heartchoices to your pictures, then post them on Instagram (@singaporeheartfoundation), Twitter (heartSG) & Facebook (fb.com/heartfoundation)!

From 9am to 8pm, a range of fun-filled and educational activies has been lined up specially just for you by the Singapore Heart Foundation! 

Activities

Session/ Time

CPR+AED Certification Course  FREE!*

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating at anytime and anywhere. For every minute that nothing is done to resuscitate the victim, the chance of survival drops by 7-10%. However, with immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation after SCA, the victim’s chance of survival is significantly increased.Join us and be equipped with this essential life-saving skill!

Session I: 9am to 1pm

OR

Session II: 2pm to 6pm

Nutrition & Health Talks FREE!*

Eating wisely to improve your blood cholesterol

In this educational workshop, learn more about:

  • Cholesterol & the different types of fats and their influence on blood lipids
  • Ways to reduce dietary cholesterol, saturated fat & trans fat in your diet
  • Simple ways of incorporating healthy fats in home-prepared meals & snacks  
  • Ways to increase whole grains and dietary fibre in your diet
  • Making healthy food choices when dining out

Exercising for a healthy heart

Exercise is one of the safest and cost-effective ways to prevent and/or manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. By controlling these risk factors, it reduces your chance of getting heart diseases.

Session I: 11am to 1pm^

OR

Session II: 4.30pm to 6.30pm^

 

^Each session consists of both nutrition & health talks

Jump Rope for Heart FREE!*

Rope skipping is a great cardiovascular and muscular endurance-building activity that is enjoyed by the young and old. And this year, we will jump the rope together! Participants will be given a rope each before commencing the workout with a 10-15 mins of aerobics warm-up and it will come to an end with a 10-15 mins of cool-down and stretching exercises. After which, 10 lucky skippers will also stand a chance to win attractive prizes from the lucky draw.

 

For registration and more information, please call Ms Amutha at

6354 9346 or email amutha@heart.org.sg.

12pm to 1pm

Freestyle Fitness Workout FREE!*

Sweat it out with us, as we weave in unique and challenging exercises in a freestyle fitness workout to put your physical agility to the test!  

6pm to 6.30pm

Healthy Salad Combo Making Competition $10/pair

Gather your friends or family members, and take part in this fun-filled salad making competition, where you and your partner will stand a chance to win attractive prizes! Simply register and turn up with your partner on the day of the competition, and have a smashing good time creating your very own unique salad combo!

 

For registration and more information, please call Ms Amutha at

6354 9346 or email amutha@heart.org.sg.

3.30 pm to 4.30pm

 

*Pre-registration is required and based on a first come, first served basis. For registration and more information, please call 6354 9369/35 or email worldheartday@heart.org.sg.

 

WHD 2014