KUALA LUMPUR: To educate Malaysians on the importance of making heart-healthy choices, Maxis has launched a mobile app called myHealthy Heart developed in partnership with the National Heart Institute (IJN).
Available on iOS and Android platforms, the free app provides valuable heart health-related information and tools to users.
It includes a pedometer function, BMI calculator, Framingham risk score, common medication for some heart conditions, medication reminders, the latest news and calorie count for popular Malaysian foods.
Maxis also introduced a subscription-based SMS alert service that provide subscribers three messages a week on tips related to general heart health, cardio fitness and more.
The information, available in English and Bahasa Malaysia, will cost 20sen per SMS, or RM2 per month. Ten percent of the revenue from service will be donated to IJN for its patient assistance programme.
In conjunction with the launch of the app, Maxis also launched an online health portal featuring a dedicated heart health section as well as other general topics with contents provided by IJN, Men's Health magazine and local fitness guru, Kevin Zahri. - ZAM KARIM