BAHRAIN marked World Heart Day with a number of events around the country. This year’s motto “Work With Heart” focused on the welfare of those who treat, care for and support patients with heart disease.
The American Mission Hospital (AMH) was among those marking the occasion, organised by the World Heart Federation, with the launch of a series of healthy heart initiatives.
Staff were encouraged to eat healthily, exercise regularly and keep a check on their own health, as well as their patients’.
Health checks were conducted for all employees as they arrived at work and staff were encouraged to use the stairs, rather than the lifts, while a healthy eating day was organised by the hospital canteen.
Hospital workers also spent the morning at St Christopher’s Senior School, Isa Town, raising awareness about healthy eating, diet and how to look after the body during exercise.
Around 100 students and school staff took part in skipping exercises and girls’ football matches were played . 40 people, including the school’s headmaster Nick Wilson, undertook a bleep fitness test.
The American Mission Hospital nurses advised the pupils about healthy eating, diet, blood pressure and ways to look after their body during exercise.
A walk was also organised by the AMH in the afternoon along the Al Fateh Corniche, Manama.
Meanwhile, Ibn Al Nafees Hospital, Zinj, hosted a cake cutting ceremony and a poster writing competition based on the Work With Heart theme. Healthy food was also offered to patients.