by Marshaneil Soumi D’ Rozario 30th September, 2019
The World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September each year, organized by the World Heart Foundation. The day promotes the awareness for preventive measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The sole purpose is to motivate people against unhealthy habits like consumption of unhealthy foods, physical inactivity. This year the prime focus of global campaign is to take care of your own heart, as well as the heart of your loved ones: My Heart, Your Heart. The main purpose is to educate, inspire and motivate people to keep their hearts healthy while encouraging them to act as influencers themselves.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.9 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths. Triggering these diseases which manifest primarily as heart attacks and strokes are due to tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol. These in turn show up in people as raised blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and overweight and obesity, risks detrimental to good heart health. Fortunately, many patients with cardiomyopathy can lead a relatively normal life with lifestyle modifications.
Benefits of physical activity includes:
Exercise regularly to battle the bulge, and maintain a healthy weight. If someone has heart failure then the person needs a close follow-up with a cardiologist.
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