A heart attack can bring about massive changes in a person’s life. While some wallow in self pity and do nothing about it, other's take their health in their hands. At the Poona Club, about 20 cardiac patients meet every morning from 7am to 8am, and religiously follow instructions from their yoga and aerobic teacher.
To them a heart attack means bringing about lifestyle changes, about leading a disciplined life and about understanding the way their bodies work. And yes it also works wonders for their heart disease
. This group of committed patients not only help themselves, but also offer support to each other by sharing their experiences, their feelings and their lives in general.
Here they share their experiences with heart disease and are willing to extend their support to any other patient who may need it.
For those who also need to know about funding and finances involved, another organisation called Hriday Mitra Prathisthan takes this “Heart activism” further by finding ways and means by which to help people awaiting heart surgery.