World Heart Day is celebrated annually on September 29 with an aim of spreading awareness among the people about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other heart ailments such as stroke and heart attack which are the major cause of death every year, approximately 17.5 million people. World Heart Day also supports in spotlighting the habits that can prevent this life-taking disease and control cardiovascular disease.
History and Facts Related to World Heart Day
World Heart Day is a drive and campaign formulated to stream cognizance about the healthy heart among the general public and people all around the globe. In the year 2000, this particular initiative was founded to inform and aware people to take care of and ensure a healthy heart. There has been a huge jump-off in the percentage of people suffering from heart diseases in society. These diseases include stroke, CVD, etc. Heart problems are studied and analyzed to be the topmost cause of death in the whole world.
India – The Capital of Heart Diseases?
With a huge acceleration in the CVD and heart attacks India is said to become the ‘heart disease capital of the world’ in the approaching time. The major reason behind this is unhealthy eating habits and a passive lifestyle. People do not pay the required attention towards the health of their heart which leads to sudden strokes and heart failures. People need to understand the value of their life and how a healthy heart plays a major role in giving you a long life.
Tips to Boost the Health of your Heart
When you make up your mind to keep your heart fit and healthy, that is the perfect time to make some changes to your lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Amendments in food habits take the first place to ensure a healthy heart. Adoption of an active lifestyle will surely give you positive results. Here are the tips that can help you achieve a healthy heart and keep you away from cardiovascular diseases:
- Eat a Healthy Diet: Eat well by comprising the intake of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and pulses, instead of junk food and other high salted. Restrict the consumption of alcohol.
- Be more Energetic and Active: Make it a routine to include 30 minutes of exercise in your day-to-day life. The World Health Organization (WHO) appeals the young people to engage in physical activity of at least 30 minutes in order to maintain fitness.
- Quit the Habit of Smoking: Smoking is considered to be the biggest evil that puts your heart on risk. It increases the risk of coronary heart disease. This can be reduced by saying no to smoking.
- Regular Medical Checkups: Visiting your doctor in a specific time period is a must to keep a check on your heart’s functioning. Take a proper checkup to prevent any heart-related ailments. Regular visits to the doctor can improve the fitness of your heart.
- Be Aware of the Symptoms: A person must be aware enough to recognize the prime signs and symptoms of heart disease.
Hence, World Heart Day plays a relevant role in awaking people and makes them aware of the risks that can arise from an unhealthy heart; it is important to initiate a step towards changing the lifestyle and be more active.