According to the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day is significant because cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the world’s number one killer. Resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. Covid-19 has only been more heartbreaking for this figure as it has left 520 million people. CVD more vulnerable to developing severe forms of coronavirus. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, air pollution. And less common conditions such as Chagas disease and cardiac amyloidosis are all causes of heart disease.
Therefore, it is important to take care of your heart by eating a healthy diet. Saying no to tobacco, and getting plenty of exercises. Remember, lack of medical appointments. Lack of contact with family and friends, or less physical exercise can all lead to CVD. So, don’t let COVID-19 deter you from attending your regular check-ups. Especially if you have underlying health conditions like heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity.
First established in 1999
To raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention, and their global impact. World Heart Day is observed and observed annually on 29 September. World Health Day was first established in 1999 by the World Heart Federation (WHF) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The idea of an annual event was conceived by Antoine Bayes de Luna, president of the WHF from 1997–2011. Originally, World Heart Day was celebrated on the last Sunday of September. The first celebration taking place on September 24, 2000.
Importance of this Day
According to the World Heart Federation, “World Heart Day informs people around the world that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of 18.6 million deaths in the world each year, and highlights the actions that individuals take to get it.” can prevent and prevent. Control CVD. It aims to take action to educate people on how to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke, by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet. Physical inactivity Less than 80% of premature deaths can be avoided.”
Theme if the Year
The theme of this year’s World Heart Day is “Use Heart to Connect”. The idea is to find different and innovative ways to connect people with heart health, particularly in low-resource areas and communities “using your knowledge, compassion, and influence to ensure that you, your loved ones, And make sure the communities you are a part of. have the best chance of living a heart-healthy life. It’s about connecting with our own hearts, about making sure we’re filling and nurturing them. and harnessing the power of digital to connect every heart everywhere.”