Be A Heart Health Hero!

World Heart Day celebrated every year on the 29th of September is an international campaign which aims to spread awareness about heart-related diseases and to prevent stroke. Cardiovascular Diseases are increasing day by day and is affecting millions of people all around the world. 

It is one of the leading causes of death, killing around seventeen million people every year. This data collected by the World Heart Federation shows more victims of cardiovascular diseases than cancer, malaria, HIV, and AIDS. 

This day is the perfect opportunity to quit every unhealthy habit that will affect your heart’s health. Everything from smoking, drinking alcohol, eating junk, overeating, cholesterol and being inactive are something you need to get rid of or fix immediately. 

Get going and begin exercising all in the name of keeping your heart running, pumping and staying healthy for a long time. Improve your health and everyone that you keep around you. Spread the awareness further and be a hero who helps achieve the well being of people in the world. 

World Heart Day began as a mission to make people realize that heart-related cardiovascular diseases and problems can be prevented to a large extent. Making an effort to change the unhealthy lifestyle people are living is a great start. 

The most common Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors are: 

  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Air Pollution
  • Diet
  • Cholesterol
  • Physical Inactivity

Also Read: 7 Principles To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

According to the World Heart Federation some facts about Physical Activity and CVD are:

  • Some studies have found that 15 MINUTES of brisk walking every day can halve the risk of CVD mortality among seniors.
  • Reports suggest that using pedometers or walking apps and setting daily targets can increase physical activity by around a third.

Some facts about Weight and CVD:

  • Every 5-unit increase in BMI (body mass index) is associated with an increase in CVD mortality.
  • Obesity makes you twice as likely to have high blood pressure.
  • Losing weight can result in a drop in blood pressure.

Some facts about Sleep and Hypertension:

  • Short sleep duration has been linked to an increased likelihood of hypertension.
  • Some studies have shown that each hour of reduced sleep equals an increase in the likelihood of hypertension of around a third.

A home blood pressure monitor can be an effective way to manage your CVD risk. People who check their own blood pressure, along with education and counseling, can be better at sticking to their medicines and controlling their blood pressure.


 Tags: Heart Disease Symptoms, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Heart Disease Treatment, List Of Cardiovascular Diseases

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Janet Fudge

Janet Fudge writes on general health topics for She holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Health with a major in epidemiology. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Janet actively volunteered in vaccination drives throughout the state of Iowa. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two children.