Sandeep Patel

Sandeep Patel, MD & CEO, Cigna TTK Health Insurance

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Revitalise Your Heart to See the Beautiful World

Some of the insurance companies have launched innovative health cover policies through which one may look forward even to reduce their insurance cost.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart,” accordingly make sure that you take adequate measures to keep your heart charged up, while making a lasting difference to your overall well-being. And if you don’t, you’re putting yourself at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) that includes heart disease and stroke.

It’s important that everyone understands how they can fuel their hearts and power their lives. Cardio-vascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death around the world, according to World Heart Federation. Therefore, it’s crucial that you and your family are adequately covered through health insurance policy.

As medical inflation continues to increase at an arming rate, failing to hold an adequate health insurance cover can prove a major financial catastrophe. Health insurance has become a necessity; and buying a health cover is an important step for protection of you and your loved ones.

Cardiovascular disease is rapidly rising among the populace with fast changing lifestyle including the people in 20–30s. Health insurance provides an individual with financial benefits, besides offering monetary help in case of unforeseen medical emergencies. A health cover empowers a person to go for health check-ups, financial help during emergency health problems, as well as long-term medical treatment.

Some of the insurance companies have launched innovative health cover policies through which one may look forward even to reduce their insurance cost. Companies now focus on innovative healthy rewards program that tracks people’s physical activities, through an application or a wearable device. Health reward points are earned on the basis of the physical activity, which later gets translated into reducing the insurance premium.

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death globally, claiming over 17 million lives each year, this number is expected to further increase to 23 million by 2030, according to World Heart Federation. However, 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease could be avoided, if four major risk factors such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol are controlled.

You need a healthy heart that revitalises your body, let you love, laugh, and live your life to the fullest. The activities you perform through the day have severe impact on your health and wellbeing.

An overflowing inbox can increase stress levels at the workplace. It’s important to follow stress-busting techniques, when making a work list, such as make provision for extra time, break assignments into smaller, manageable chunks, and delegate work whatever you can.

High blood pressure also known as hypertension, can lead to substantial damage to heart or brain. That’s why hypertension is called the ‘silent killer.’ Reducing salt intake can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease.

Avoid smoking as tobacco contains nicotine along with other venomous chemicals. These toxic constituents can destroy the body over time, particularly heart and lungs. Breathing in from someone else, who is smoking is also harmful to heart and lungs.

Start your day with positive attitude, a calmer mind can only have a peaceful heart. Lowering the amount of saturated fat intake can reduce the risk of heart disease. And, if productivity levels plummets at workplace, consume a healthy drink, aim for six to eight glasses of fluid each day. All these, will help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

It very essential to manage stress for overall wellbeing. Keep track of your physical activities, and if workout makes you breathe harder and sweat, you are on right track; remember a healthy heart can only live life to the fullest.

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