Today is World Heart Day!
Today is World Heart Day! World Heart Day was created to inform people around the world about cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death. Each year, cardiovascular disease claims 17.9 million lives. This day highlights the actions that can be taken to prevent and control cardiovascular disease.
The World Heart Federation suggests a few ways to look after your heart:
❤ Eat well and drink wisely: for example, choose water, fresh fruit and vegetables, and limit processed foods.
❤ Stay active: aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity 5 times a week, or 75 minutes spread throughout the week of vigorous-intensity activity.
❤ Say no to smoking: within 2 years of quitting, the risk of coronary heart disease is significantly reduced, and within 15 years the risk of cardiovascular disease returns to that of a non-smoker.
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