Healthy Heart is this year’s theme for the World Heart Day, observed on 29th September by the World Heart Federation. Heart Day 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 heart in good working condition, and improving the health and wellbeing of people.
To leverage this global campaign Association of Hospital (AOH) calls on the general population to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the heart related diseases. Just a few simple steps such as eating more healthily, cutting down on alcohol and stopping smoking can improve your heart health and your overall well-being and reduce premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 80 percent.
Dr. PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospital while suggesting measures said, “Your heart is a very important muscle in your body. It is constantly working, yet it never gets tired. Sometimes people may get heart disease. The aim is to improve health by encouraging people to indulge in healthy eating habits and lead a healthy lifestyle. This helps your heart to beat normally, keeping it healthy & strong and also keeps your body strong.”
“Heart Day was initiated to spread one message that heart problems can now be prevented. So this World Heart Day, let’s make sure we all take action to keep our hearts healthy and make a lasting difference to our health” he further added.
According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.5 million people every year and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. One third of these deaths from cardiovascular diseases is premature and occurs among those aged less than 70 years.