In South Africa, 80% of heart disease is preventable, making education one of the best ways to prevent future disease. This is why the UCT SRC has been encouraging students to 'Run 4 Your Heart' in September, which is also heart awareness month.
Among the fun activities organised for the campaign have been aerobics and yoga sessions, along with a 100m race on Jammie Plaza during which UCT gymnasts also entertained the crowd by showing off their skills. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the role poor diet, low physical activity and genetic predisposition plays in the future development of heart disease.
Photo caption: UCT gymnasts take part in a handstand race as part of the 'Run 4 Your Heart' campaign. (Photo by Michael Hammond).
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