RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

BFH Healthy Heart Stair Challenge

In support of Bahrain Cardiac Centre, BDF Hospital


Give your heart a workout and help save lives

Climb to the 40th floor of the BFH west tower, 12 pm - 4 pm Saturday March 28th


Heart facts

• Cardiovascular disease causes 45% of early deaths in the Gulf Region.
• WHO data shows coronary heart disease deaths in Bahrain are over 11 % of total deaths

Steps towards a healthy heart

• Exercise for 30 minutes 5 days a week
• Don't smoke or use tobacco
• Eat a heart-healthy diet
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Get enough quality sleep
• Get regular health screenings

Exercise can:

• Improve blood circulation, which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
• Reduce blood cholesterol levels
• Prevent and manage high blood pressure
• Reduce coronary heart disease in womenby 30-40 %
• Reduce risk of stroke by 20 % inmoderately active people and by 27 % in highly active people.


For more information please contact communityengagement@rcsi-mub.com