World Heart Day, 2017
Every year, the World Heart Federation celebrates World Heart Day to bring issue to light that cardiovascular disease, which incorporates coronary illness and stroke, is the world’s prevailing reason for death. The topic this year, “Heart Choices, Not Hard Choices” underscores that everybody ought to approach a heart-sound condition where they live, learn, work, and play.
In 2011, heart illness and stroke were the first and fourth driving reasons for death in the United States. Cardiovascular infection do not influence all individuals similarly; for instance, dark men are twice as likely as white ladies to got killed by cardiovascular sickness. Many individuals relate cardiovascular ailment just with men.
The good news just by making lifestyle changes, death caused by heart disease and stroke can be prevented.
- By being physically active
- Eating a healthy diet, not smoking
- Limiting alcohol consumption
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- And managing other risk factors (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes) you can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Making a Heart Healthy Environment
Making a heart sound condition where you live, learn, work, and play, is one way you can diminish your hazard for coronary illness and stroke. What is a heart-sound condition?
- Neighborhoods with open spaces that advance physical action, for example, trails for strolling, running, bicycling, and places for playing outside amusements
- Schools and kid mind offices that give quality physical training and have nutritious dinners accessible
On the off chance that your group does not offer these open doors, consider working with your neighbors about the medical advantages and advance solid changes in your condition. You can have effect in the heart soundness of your collaborators also. Request that your boss give sans smoke condition and sound sustenance decisions in candy machines and cafeterias. A national activity to forestall 1 million heart assaults and strokes by 2017, gives an activity guide to begin businesses.
Visit your health care team. Get a checkup at least once each year. Your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional can check for conditions that are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Eat healthy food that is low in sodium, saturated fat, Trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fresh fruits and vegetables
- Get active by taking a brisk 10-minute walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week. Do more if you can. Remember to incorporate exercise into your day in different ways, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or raking the yard instead of using the leaf blower. Exercising with friends and family can be a great way to stay healthy and have fun
- Maintain healthy weight. What weight is right for you? One way to determine if you are at a healthy weight is to calculate your body mass index (BMI), which is based on your height and weight. For most people, BMI is a reliable indicator of body fat levels.
- Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, quit as soon as possible. Ask your health care team for help in making a plan to quit
- Moderate alcohol intake. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, don’t have more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men
Heart Health Is Everybody’s Concern
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that much of heart disease is preventable. So this World Heart Day, work with your community and your employer to protect your heart and the hearts of those you love.