September 29: World Heart Day

World Heart Day graphic | The Hospice Insider

The Hospice Insider | September 29, 2016

Every September 29 is a chance for people from everywhere to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Cardiovascular diseases are diseases of the heart or blood vessels, commonly referred to as heart disease or stroke.   It is the number one cause of death worldwide with over 17 million deaths annually.

According to worldheartday.org,

“This World Heart Day, our focus is on creating heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.”

Making simple changes such as getting more exercise, making healthier food choices and stopping smoking can avoid CVD.

So this heart day, keep your heart charged. It will make a lasting difference to your health.

The World Heart Federation in celebration of World Heart Day organizes many activities. You can take a look at their interactive map here.



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Emily McMahon

Emily McMahon is an Associate Editor for The Hospice Insider. As a writer and editor, she has years of experience and a keen interest in the hospice and palliative care industry.