National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) partners 2am:dessertbar and celebrity chef Janice Wong in support of Go Red for Women, in conjunction with Mother's Day, to empower women with the correct knowlege on female cardiovascular disease.
Assistant Professor Chan Wan Xian spoke about heart disease in women and its risks factors and symptoms.
Occupational Therapist Jean Nee introduced simple activities we can use to identify and be aware of our causes of stress, sypmtoms of stress, and simple breathing exercises we can do anywhere and at anytime when we feel stressed.
Celebrity Chef Janice Wong and her team of chefs took us on an innovative heart-healthy dessert making session. Participants had a chance to recreate her award-winning Chocolate H20, designed and created for the weight conscious ladies in mind.
Here's what went on at the dessert bar in photos.
Go Red for Women is an international awareness campaign introduced by the American Heart Association in 2004, to advocate the focus on cardiovascular diseases in women.
Although most women fear cancer, they do not make serious effort to safeguard themselves against heart diseases, which are eminently preventable.
Heart disease in women is not identical to that in men: some conditions affect women more than men. Even with the same disease, presenting symptoms may be less noticeable in women or the underlying mechanisms may be different, thus posing higher risks to women.
What are the risk factors and symptoms for cardivascular disease in women? What can you do to improve your heart health?
Come onboard the NUHCS's journey to empower women to take charge of their health today!