It is during such challenging times as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that we realise how important it is to stay healthy. While it is a stressful period for each and every one of us, it is more so for those who have underlying heart health issues and emotional health problems.
Cardiac Wellness Institute was glad to host the webinar on “Heart Health and Emotional Wellbeing during the Pandemic” on 12 June 2021. It was very well attended by individuals from various walks of life and there was a meaningful interaction cum Q&A session as well.
Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can have post-COVID conditions. These conditions can have different types and combinations of health problems for different lengths of time, such as:
Tiredness or fatigue
Difficulty thinking or concentrating
Loss of smell or taste
Dizziness on standing
Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as palpitation)
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Joint or muscle pain
Depression or anxiety
Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities
The expert healthcare team at Cardiac Wellness Institute headed by Dr. Priya Chockalingam is providing a home-based online rehabilitation program for individuals to recover completely from COVID-19 at the earliest time.
The rehab program includes supervised exercise, breathing retraining, psychosocial counselling, nutritional guidance and health education based on the guidelines proposed by WHO and PAHO.
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As the last few months were challenging in multiple ways and taking care of one’s health might not have been easy, Cardiac Wellness Institute launched a unique online program HeartFit@Home to help improve people’s health and wellness while at home during this pandemic.
Whatever health goal participants may have, this program has been helping them inch closer to their dream while having fun. Participants have been diligently attending our weekly online sessions and adhering to our instructions. Our expert team has been guiding them towards a balanced healthy diet, appropriate exercise regime and stress management techniques with an aim to help control and reverse hypertension, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol and obesity and keep major ailments like heart attack, stroke, cancer, dementia and other chronic diseases at bay.
Here are some pictures of the participants in action. For enquiries, please contact our team at +91 8148469019.
Team Cardiac Wellness Institute first understands the health needs of companies, organisations and institutions and designs suitable Health & Wellness programs for their employees and staff. The aim of the program is to improve the health-related behaviour of participants and thereby prevent and reverse cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like heart attack, stroke, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.
The program includes group sessions at regular intervals on exercise, yoga, nutritional guidance and psychosocial counselling facilitated by experienced professionals.
Better health of the workforce, improved workplace wellness, reduced healthcare costs and medical absences, and higher productivity at work are some of the benefits of the comprehensive health & wellness programs offered by Cardiac Wellness Institute.
We are glad to receive excellent feedback from the participants!
Dr. Priya Chockalingam, cardiologist and Clinical Director of the Cardiac Wellness Institute, addressed us during the inaugural session. Her talk was very informative and encouraging. The program included exercise training, nutritional counselling, yoga and meditation, and psychosocial counselling. We had experts in their respective fields training us in physical exercise, yoga, and diet with a follow-up program. The videos on exercise and yoga and the dietary chart tailored to individual needs were of great help.
I enjoyed and benefitted immensely from the interactive exercise session, the yoga sessions, diet planning and counselling with psychologist.
These sessions helped me realise that seting a weekly dietary and exercise goal and following it will help me in the long run to lead a healthy and stress-free life.
Ms Dharma, Copy Editing Professional, Reflections Newsletter January 2020
The program consisted of simple aerobic exercises blended with yoga and dietary recommendations. I have never done yoga in my life and I have to say that I achieved some inner peace after at tempting it. The aerobic trainer was very good and taught us a few exercises that I could manage on my own at home. I have star ted reducing my intake of r ice, especially curd rice; I have increased my intake of vegetables and sprouts ever y day. I changed my breakfast from traditional idly and dosa to nuts and millets, and I also make sure I have my dinner on time. It was a difficult task for me initially, but my body has started to adapt to the new diet and I feel very light.
Mr. Krishna, General Manager, Reflections Newsletter January 2020
The webinar was a grand success and the feedback from participants has been great. Individuals from different disciplines such as healthcare professionals, HR professionals and general public participated and benefitted from the webinar. The various aspects covered during the session were biology of the novel coronavirus, its signs and symptoms, who are the high risk individuals and how to stay healthy and safe in the current situation.
The attendees were very interactive and clarified their doubts regarding prevention, medications, diagnostic tests, importance of exercise and diet as well as ways to ensure mental wellbeing with Dr. Priya Chockalingam.
Cardiac Wellness Institute goes completely online to provide uninterrupted care and support for patients by opening it’s online program HeartHealth@Home. As continuity of medical care is the main objective of this program, charges will be nominal during this stay-at-home period.
What does this mean for you?
If you are a cardiac patient and would like reliable medical advice pertaining to your symptoms, medications, diet, activity and emotional wellness, you may avail of the online services put together by our team of doctor, physiotherapist, dietician and psychologist without stepping out of your home.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension or cholesterol problems and would like expert advice on managing your health through appropriate measures at home, you may enroll in our online program.
If you are a healthy individual interested in receiving personalized inputs from a fitness expert, dietician, psychologist or physician during these challenging times, you may join our online program to stay healthy.
How to enroll yourself?
Step 1: Provide your details using this online form
Step 2: Receive an appointment for online consultation
Step 3: Make an online payment
Step 4: Get started with our online service
HeartHealth@Home is a Cardiac Wellness Institute’s initiative to provide expert medical advice to individuals requiring services at home. It is an ideal service for people intending to get medical help for their health issues at home and is not an emergency medical service. This is a highly personalized service and should be used only by the enrolling person.
This awareness program offered a unique opportunity for participants to interact with experts in the field of cardiac care, to learn practical tips for managing their health better and to get reliable answers to their doubts on diet, fitness, relaxation and overall wellbeing.
Individuals with a history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol problems, obesity, mental stress and other chronic ailments benefitted from this event. Dr. Priya Chockalingam introduced the concept of holistic heart health and enlightened the participants about basic functioning of the heart, and the mechanism, management and complications of heart attack.
Dr. Amirtha Ganesh’s talk on heart attack and how to optimise health after a heart attack was an eye-opener for the participants. He gave real-life examples to stress the importance of cardiac rehabilitation.
Ms. Meenakshi Bajaj’s interactive session on healthy eating concepts helped debunk some myths about diets and their ingredients. Everyone’s involvement and interest during the exercise session were spot on.
Participants also got to hear the experiences of a young executive who overcame his cardiac condition through cardiac rehabilitation and appropriate risk-factor modification.
The awareness program met it’s goal of spreading scientific and evidence-based information about heart diseases. The participants were glad that all their queries were addressed. The event ended with some healthy refreshments.
In view of World Heart Day on 29th September, Cardiac Wellness Institute conducted the Heart Champs Workshop at MOP Vaishnav College on 13th September 2019 and at SDNB Vaishnav College on 18th September 2019.
Our Clinical Director Dr Priya Chockalingam addressed the gathering on “Lifestyle Risk Factors for heart diseases” and facilitated the session on mind-body relaxation techniques. The Physiotherapist addressed the importance of exercise training and also had exercise sessions exclusively for the younger population. Our Dietician stressed on the importance of a balanced diet, healthy eating plate and how unhealthy diet can lead to cardiovascular disease.
The Heart Champs workshop was held on 27th and 28th September 2019 at our institute in Besant Nagar, Chennai.
Participants learnt about the normal functioning of the heart and the risk factors for heart disease; did the exercises in the correct and safe manner as taught by the physiotherapist; received education about a balanced heart-friendly diet from the nutritionist and practised some relaxation techniques to manage their mental stress better.
The 2nd National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation conducted by Cardiac Wellness Institute on 13 & 14 July 2019 was a grand success. The pre-conference workshop held on 13 July 2019 and the conference on 14 July 2019 were well attended by delegates from all over India.
Faculty members and Facilitators hailed from various Medical Colleges, Hospitals and Universities across India and USA and shared their knowledge and experience with the young and dynamic participants. There were more than 100 delegates from various departments like Medicine, Cardiology, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Cardiac Technology and Nutrition & Dietetics.
The feedback from the delegates was uniformly good and the interactions among the faculty and the participants was of a high caliber. The take home message of the 2-day event was that cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary service that if provided in a scientific manner has tremendous benefits for those individuals affected by heart and lung diseases as well as their family members. It is important for doctors and allied health professionals to refer patients for these services in order to prevent future complications and aid in disease reversal.
Cardiac Wellness Institute organised a series of half-day workshops with an aim to improve heart health and holistic wellbeing through a combination of group counselling, regulated breathing techniques and yoga. Dr. Priya Chockalingam (Cardiac Wellness Physician), Mrs. Mathangi Ramprasad (Counselling Psychologist) and Mrs. A. Sucharita (Certified Yoga Instructor) facilitated the workshops. The first session was held on 1st December 2018 and 3 more sessions were held in the first half of 2019.