Heart disease and stroke claim more than 20 million lives around the world each year. On September 29th, the World Heart Federation and partners around the world remind people to take care of their hearts. The American Heart Association is proud to partner with the World Heart Federation to raise awareness and invite people to act for better heart health.
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Knowledge combined with action can be a powerful force.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally, but there are steps you can take to protect your heart health and the hearts of those you love.
- Get to know Life’s Essential 8 ™ - the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health. Utilize My Life Check to help assess your heart health and risk for heart disease and stroke.
- Join the Nation of Lifesavers- Be prepared to save a life! Learn hands-only CPR and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
- Utilize the World Heart Day resources- build your own poster, share on social media, and help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.
- Take the World Heart Day Challenge – create a heart-shaped route to walk, bike, run or roll in your community.
- And so much more…
Be creative! Do something for your own heart health this World Heart Day and remind your friends and family to take care of their hearts, too. Tell me in the comments below how you are combining knowledge and action this World Heart Day to make a difference!