World Heart Day

WORLD HEART DAY: USE YOUR HEART TO BEAT CVD

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World Heart Day was originally observed and celebrated on the last Sunday of September till 2011 but after that decided to celebrate on 29th September. Thus every year September 29 is observed as World Heart Day. The World Heart day created by the World Heart Federation informs people globally that cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, and stroke is the leading cause of death and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control Cardiovascular disease. By reducing the intake of Tobacco and unhealthy diet, and doing the physical activity are some of the factors by following which 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

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 our lifestyle like walking, exercising, eating healthy, and avoiding alcohol, smoking can keep our heart healthy.

WORLD HEART DAY 2020 THEME

This year’s theme of World Heart federation for the world heart day 2020 is to Use heart to Beat CVD. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and it has many causes: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, air pollution, and rare and untreated disorders such as Chagas disease and cardiac amyloidosis.

CVD patients are facing double-edged threat at the time of COVID-19. Not only they are at greater risk of getting a serious infection, but also their treatment for heart disease may get affected.

This World Heart Day is all about spreading awareness about using heart for different purposes like:

Use the heart to make better choices like eating a healthy diet, saying no to tobacco, sticking to safe alcohol guidelines, and getting plenty of exercises – setting an example for our children and loved ones.

Use Heart to listen to your Heart means in conditions like heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity, don’t let COVID-19 stop you attending your regular check-ups. And never avoid calling the emergency services if you need to – it’s safe and medical professionals are there for you.

Use Heart for society, your loved ones and you

Use Heart to Thank Health care professionals

Use Heart to take part in bringing positive change and to help people live longer, better, healthier lives.

Information source: https://www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day/world-heart-day-2020/

Seema Jain

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