Saturday, September 27, 2014

Overeating? Lack of exercise? Unhealthy diets?
Are you someone who falls into any of these categories?

It’s high time you realize that these are some of the factors along with high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels that could possibly trigger a heart disease in you. It could be you or it could be your loved ones whose life could be at stake as number of recorded heart attacks have increased over the years, all thanks, to our lifestyle and related habits. 

Back in 2000, the World Heart Federation (WHF) took a step forward and introduced the “World Heart Day” which is globally observed on the 29th of September every year. The World Heart Day was introduced in order to inform people around the globe that the most serious health problems are heart disease and stroke. These cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of deaths, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. The World Heart Day was thus set up in order to drive home the message that the introduction of certain preventative measures could definitely help reduce the risk of such diseases.

Every year there is a new theme for the World Heart Day. This year the theme is creating heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they work, live and play.

Spread the word across and help everyone promote a heart-healthy environment. Today is a perfect day, to give it a try:
  • Quit smoking
  • Start exercising on a daily basis
  • Eat healthy
On this Heart Day, get involved and eat all sorts of fruits and vegetables to keep your heart healthy as ever. For every word you spread across, a million lives could be saved. You are responsible for your own condition. Make changes in your lifestyle and make it healthy such that people around you get inspired by your healthy habits and bring about a change in themselves.

Take the Heart Age Test using the Heart Age Calculator!

What is the Heart Age calculator? 
The Heart Age calculator test is designed to give you an overall idea of the health of your heart, and a general indication of how lifestyle related factors may affect your heart health. This test is not intended to be a medical diagnostic, nor a substitute for professional medical advice, but it will give you a good general indication of whether there’s more you can do to take care of your heart.

By Maryam Khan

The writer is a final year undergraduate student in the School of Media & Communication specializing in Journalism. 


Unknown said...

29th September 2014
We support this moment for a better and healthy tomorrow..