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Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore conducted a 4km cyclothon in a partnership with Go Green Go Cycling on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day(31st May) and World Environment Day (June 5). The cyclothon kicked-off and concluded at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road with an aim to create awareness on choosing a healthy lifestyle and being environment friendly.
Around 200 cyclists became part of the cyclothon.
Dr KS Satish, Consultant, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road, said, “Adopting healthy activities like cycling is always appreciated. Early morning fitness routine helps stay away from respiratory problems. Moreover, cycling does a complete workout for heart, blood vessels and lungs along with cardiovascular diseases. It helps you breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.”
Adding towards ill effects of smoking which has been hampering people’s health, Dr Sudarshan KS, Assistant Consultant, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road expressed, “The younger generation today is more prone to lung problems because of increased addiction of tobacco and lesser involvement in physical activities. Adoption of healthy lifestyle will somewhere keep them safe and away from diseases.”
Mr GoGreen Rao president of, GO Green Go Cycling, said, “We are glad to be a part of this environment friendly initiative by Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. Healthy events like this would encourage people to take up exercises like cycling to be fit without much expense or causing any harm to the environment”.