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World Heart Day

September 28 2020 at 09:19 PM by Samikshya Joshi


World heart day, raise your voice for a healthy heart. Don't take your health casually, healthy living is the most important thing nowadays. This year the annual observance and celebration are held on the 29th of September. The only purpose is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases. Mainly including their prevention and their global impact.

 

Coming to the history, in 1999 the world heart federation (WHF), concurrent with the world health organization (WHO), announced the establishment of world heart day. The concept of this day was conceived by Antoni Bayes de Luna, former president of WHF from 1997-99. The first celebration took place on September 24, 2000. 

 

Tips for Healthy Heart Lifestyle:

 

Generally, people start health flying their lifestyle when they get hit by any disease. So why not to start before, as the famous quote says prevention is better than cure. Healthy behaviour can lower your heart disease risk as well as prevent other serious chronic conditions like type2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. 

 

  • Healthy diet: always try to make healthy food choices like vegetables, fruits. Whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats. Also eat less salt, saturated fat, and added sugar.
  • Know your health history: Know your health risks and discuss with your family and doctor about the health condition and health history.
  • Sit less Move More: Exercise at least 50 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise every week, with muscle-strengthening exercises at least 2 days a week.
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking is dangerous to health, if you want to live healthy start your quit plan as soon as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water: Drink water more than 6 glasses a day. Substitute sugary drinks to reduce calorie intake.
  • Medication: Follow your doctor's instructions carefully, if you take medicine, take it timely, and never stop taking without consulting your doctor.
  • Know your cholesterol levels: when the level of LDL is known as bad cholesterol, with no sign or symptoms but cause fat build-up in the arteries which can lead to heart attack and stroke.

 

Facts:  

  • Heart disease is the no.1 cause of death in the United States.
  • 3 major risk factors for heart diseases are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking


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