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World Heart Day

Young Bites. Dated: 9/29/2018 11:53:46 AM


World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and it is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. Every year, the global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones. It also resonates with the professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who dedicate themselves to looking after ALL OUR HEARTS.
The World Heart Federation is committed to uniting its members and leads the global fight against heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low-and-middle-income countries. The World Heart Federation is the world’s only global body dedicated to leading the battle against heart disease and stroke via a united community of nearly 200 member organizations. That brings together the power of medical societies and heart foundations, from more than 100 countries. The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. A promise as an individual to get more active, say no to smoking or eat more healthily, as a healthcare professional to save more lives or as a policymaker to implement a noncommunicable disease (NCD) action plan.
Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.3 million deaths every year due to cardiovascular disease.The World Heart Federation exists to prevent and control these diseases through awareness campaigns and activities, promoting the exchange of information, ideas and science among those involved in cardiovascular care, advocating for disease prevention and control by promoting healthy diets, physical activity, and tobacco-free living at an individual, community, and policymaker level. World Heart Day was designed to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s foremost cause of death. Together with companies such as WHO, the World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80 percent of untimely deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors which are tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are controlled.
World Heart Day was feasted every year which is an active event organized annually by the World Heart Federation. World Heart Federation and its members actively involved in the celebration to reach the news about premature deaths from heart diseases and its risk factors (tobacco intake, lack of physical exercise, unhealthy diet and alcohol intake) to the general public. There are several collaborators of the World Heart Federation in this attack including several major international non-profits (Indian Heart Association). Through this campaign, several active preventative measures are promoted to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Governments and non-government organizations honor and support World Heart Day with activities such as fun runs, public talks, concerts, and sporting events. The World Heart Federation raises awareness events in more than 100 countries. They include Health checks, Sports events, including walks, races and fitness sessions, Public talks and science forum, Stage shows and concerts, Exhibitions. The campaign website features all sorts of resources to support individuals and organizations to run World Heart Day events and activities. In recent years more and more of the world’s iconic landmarks, monuments and buildings have illuminated red in support of World Heart Day.
World Heart Day is an efficient way established by the world heart federation to aware people around the globe that heart ailments are the leading reason of death. World Heart Day, in collaboration with the WHO, covers the important news about heart diseases and primary risk factors to the public worldwide. It drives people to get participated and take some knowledge, go through the proper heart check-ups, and follow other control devices all through the life. It is a complete day when many people make promises to themselves to quit smoking, get involved in daily physical activities, start eating a healthy diet, etc. to keep their heart in good working order.It represents 30 percent of all global deaths. Risk factors that may lead to heart disease and stroke include - 1. Raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels 2. Smoking 3. Inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables 4. Overweight 5. Obesity 6. Physical inactivity World Heart Day was thus created to inform people around the globe that heart disease is the the world’s leading cause of death. Together with organizations such as WHO, the World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors – which are tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are controlled. World Heart Day started in 1999. World Heart Day is globally held on the last Sunday of September each year to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide. The event also aims to promote preventative measures that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Many people around the world unite with governments and non-government organizations celebrate and promote World Heart Day each year. Activities include fun runs, public talks, concerts, and sporting events. The World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries. They include - Health checks, Organized walks, runs and tness sessions, Public talks, Stage shows, Scientic forums, Exhibitions, Concerts, Carnivals, Sports tournaments. These activities are done in partnership with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN’s directing and coordinating authority for health. Various leaflets, posters, brochures and other material used to promote World Heart Day show images of people taking steps towards healthier living through activities such as exercise, as well as eating healthy and nutritious food. The heart symbol is also seen in promotional material. It’s about saying to yourself, the people you care about and individuals all around the world. Symptoms of heart attack can vary in both severity and type. While some heart attack symptoms might be mild and come slowly over a course of several hours, others maybe sudden or intense. But not everyone experiences chest pain during heart attack. A heart attack might not always cause obvious symptoms. Silent heart attack are more common in women than men.Silent heart attack may offer warning signs only for a short period of time. These warning signs are also mild in nature. They may cause chest discomfort which constantly comes and goes, discomfort in back, jaw, neck, stomach and arms, cold sweat, light-headedness, nausea and shortness of breath. This World Heart Day, be aware of all symptoms of heart attack in order to take timely action! World Heart Day also resonates with professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who collectively work for taking care of our hearts. The significance of World Heart Day is to take care of hearts in the most effective and natural way possible.We can take care of our heart healthy by going for preventive healthcare check-ups and living a healthy lifestyle. People with heart diseases should ensure that their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are under control at all times.Opting for healthy fats such as nuts and seeds, avocados and olive oil, in place of unhealthy fats in fried and junk food can be good for our heart health.On this World Heart Day, lets pledge for a healthy heart for ourself and everyone around us.

 

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