World Heart Day (September
is part of an international campaign to spread awareness
about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the
perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start
eating healthy – all in the name of keeping your ticker
in good working order, and improving the health and
well-being of people the world over.
World Heart Federation have found that heart disease and
strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing
17.1 million people every year – that’s more than
victims of cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria.
Overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and high
blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels are all
factors which can trigger heart disease and threaten our
own lives, and those of loved ones. World Heart Day was
set up to drive home the message that heart problems can
is to improve health globally by encouraging people to
make lifestyle changes and promoting education
internationally about ways to be good to your heart.
This lesson is becoming increasingly relevant as reports
of obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity in
children and young people become more and more common.
take place to promote healthy hearts. Charities and
other organizations coordinate walks and runs, health
checks, public talks, shows and exhibitions to name a
few of the interesting and informative events which mark
the day. So on World Heart Day, get involved, eat
your fruit, vegetables and get outside; both you and
your heart will feel the benefits.
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Thanks, from the bottom of my Heart!
Mike Kohut, President, DDMS
Copyright: 2015 by DDMS & iMobLife