Cardiovascular Disease - #1 Cause of Death
In Singapore, everyday 15 people die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases also accounted for nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in the year 2014. (Singapore Heart Foundation, 2014)
The Calf Muscle as Our “Second Heart”
Our calf muscles act like the body’s second heart; it contracts and relaxes as we walk or move around. The contraction of the muscles squeezes the blood and lymph accumulated in our leg back to our heart.