world heart day 2019

World Heart Day: Do promise to keep your heart healthy

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World Heart day originally observed and celebrated on last Sunday of September till 2011 but after that decided to celebrate on 29th September. The World Heart day is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and impact. World heart federation (WHF) and World Health Organization (WHO) started the celebration of World Heart Day in the year 1999. The first World Heart Day was celebrated in the year 2000.

Stay healthy and having a healthy heart is very important as cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. Just by doing little changes in the lifestyle like walking, exercising, eating healthy and avoiding alcohol, smoking can keep our heart healthy.

This year theme of world Heart federation for the world heart day is to create a global community of Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise:

A promise to our families to cook and eat more healthily

A promise to our children to exercise more and help them to be more active, to say no to smoking and help our loved ones to stop

A promise as a healthcare professional to help patients give up smoking and lower their cholesterol

A promise as a policymaker to support policies that promote healthy hearts

A promise as an employee to invest in heart-healthy workplaces

A simple promise for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.

Seema Jain

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