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World Heart Day 2017

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 Tags: , ,

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This Friday is World Heart Day, a health observance founded in 2000 by the World Heart Federation to inform the world’s population that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death. Cardiovascular disease is actually the cause behind a third of all deaths in the world each year.

Cardiovascular disease can be several things; it includes heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmia and heart valve problems. Cardiovascular disease can be brought on by a number of things, or a combination of things, including lack of exercise, poor diet and smoking.

To protect your heart, the World Heart Federation has several suggestions to maintain your heart health, including:

  • Being active
  • Stopping smoking and using other tobacco products
  • Eating healthily
  • Knowing the warning signs of cardiovascular disease
  • And carefully taking any necessary medication, among other tips.

To find out more about World Heart Day, please visit the World Heart Day website.

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