360° Coverage : Health awareness walk for South Asians in Canada

4 Updates
Health awareness walk for South Asians in Canada
Photo Credit: LUKE FRAZZA, Getty Images

Health awareness walk for South Asians in Canada

Jun 13 2013, 5:55am CDT | by

Toronto, June 13 (IANS) With research showing South Asians being among the people most susceptible to heart diseases in Canada, a walk is being organised in the city of Edmonton to create awareness about the issue.

Toronto, June 13 — With research showing South Asians being among the people most susceptible to heart diseases in Canada, a walk is being organised in the city of Edmonton to create awareness about...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Health awareness walk for South Asians in Canada

Jun 13 2013, 5:55am CDT | by

Toronto, June 13 (IANS) With research showing South Asians being among the people most susceptible to heart diseases in Canada, a walk is being organised in the city of Edmonton to create awareness about the issue.

Toronto, June 13 — With research showing South Asians being among the people most susceptible to heart diseases in Canada, a walk is being organised in the city of Edmonton to create awareness about the issue.

South Asians in Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, will participate in the DIL Walk coming Saturday which will feature a free lunch, doctors on hand to check blood pressure, and advice from dieticians.

The event is being organised by the DIL Walk Foundation to create awareness about heart diseases and a healthy lifestyle.

Though DIL here is an acronym for Do It for Life, 'dil' also means heart in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Research shows that South Asians - people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka - are five times more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases and develop heart diseases at an average of 10 years earlier than the Caucasian population in Canada, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Among the factors behind this, diet is one, say doctors.

"We often use breads such as roti or naan, the way many use a fork and knife," Ken Kalia, a resident of the Mazankowski Heart Institute in Edmonton, was quoted as saying.

"Easily you're putting in 100 to 200 calories per roti and some will go through six or eight of these, separate from their regular meal."

According to Sudheer Sharma, a cardiologist at the CK Hui Heart Centre at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, it is not culturally prevalent among South Asians to work out in a gym or use a treadmill, which leads to them leading a sedentary lifestyle.

"In the olden days, the large belly of a South Asian was a sign of prosperity," the report quoted him as saying. "If you were thin, you were poorer and worked harder."

South Asians number around 50,000 in Edmonton and represent the largest ethnic group in that Canadian city.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
4

4 weeks ago

Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque

Oct 24 2014 5:07pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Frazer Snowden COLD LAKE Alberta (Reuters) - Residents of the small Canadian city of Cold Lake gathered on Friday t ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

Former Cargill beef plant worker fined by Canadian court

Oct 22 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - A former worker at Cargill Ltd's [CARGIL.UL] High River, Alberta beef plant has been ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

5 weeks ago

The U.S. Won't Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline? Canada Looks East Instead

Oct 13 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would send crude oil from Alberta, Canada, south to the United States' Gulf Coast. Environmentalists opposed to drilling want to keep the oil in the ground, but pipeline supporters have insisted that the oil is going to move, one way or another -- the only question is whether it will be pumped across the United States, creating thousands of new jobs and boosting the U.S. economy. Indeed, Angelo Yo ...
Source: National Center for Policy Analysis   Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sri Lanka sees foreign hand behind ruling party split
Colombo, Nov 24 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government claimed Monday that there was a foreign hand behind the split in the ruling party.
 
 
IOC chief condemns Afghan bombing
Lausanne, Nov 24 (IANS) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan.
 
 
Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution
Santiago, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was promised by President Michelle Bachelet during her election campaign.
 
 
Burkina Faso unveils interim goverment
Ouagadougou, Nov 24 (IANS) Burkina Faso authorities announced a new transitional government, with Michel Kafando being appointed as the interim civilian President.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Hamilton admits hardly sleeping the night before
Abu Dhabi, Nov 24 (IANS/CMC) Newly crowned Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed he hardly slept the night before the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which he eventually won to clinch his second...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Real Madrid to play in Australian tournament
Melbourne, Nov 24 (IANS) Real Madrid, which boasts the most expensive squad in world football, have been announced as one of three teams to compete in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne in July. The...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Cruzeiro win Brazil Serie A title
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Nov 24 (IANS) Cruzeiro have clinched their second consecutive Brazilian Serie A title with a 2-1 victory over Goias. Everton Ribeiro struck the winner at the Mineirao stadium Sunday after...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Honours shared in Milan derby
Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) Inter Milan have played out a 1-1 draw against crosstown rivals AC Milan in a sellout Serie A game. Jeremy Menez gave AC Milan a lead at halftime but Joel Obi equalised for Inter shortly after the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
IOC chief condemns Afghan bombing
Lausanne, Nov 24 (IANS) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan. The lone bomber detonated explosives Sunday during a local...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Marseille tops French league
Paris, Nov 24 (IANS) Marseille have climbed to the top of the French league after rallying to beat Bordeaux 3-1. With the victory, they now enjoy a one-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain. Bordeaux striker Thomas...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
New crew aboard Russian spaceship reach ISS
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Three new crew members from the US, Russia and Italy arrived Monday at the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Russian spaceship. Terry Virts of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anton...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Sears plans for big Black Friday 2014
Sears is looking foward to cashing in big time for the upcoming Black Friday 2014 shopping holiday on Novermber 28th. Members of Sears have seen their Black Friday specials start one week early and the company has...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Apple gears up for Black Friday
Black Friday is fast approaching and one company that plans on seeing a sales increase is Apple. Apple has announced that they will have discounted prices for the upcoming buying holiday and one product they plan on...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution
Santiago, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was...
Read more on Politics Balla