World Heart Day is a global event celebrated each year on 29 September to raise awareness and educate people about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and ways to help keep our hearts healthy.
According to the World Heart Federation (WHF), CVD remains the world’s number one killer, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. 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.
On World Heart Day this year, WHF is asking the world to Use Heart to Connect. Use Heart to Connect is about using your knowledge, compassion, and influence to make sure you, your loved ones, and the communities you’re part of having the best chance to live heart-healthy lives. Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from attending your regular check-ups!
Keeping a healthy heart is essential if you don’t want to be apart from your loved ones. Happy World Heart Day.