Mark your calendar for World Heart Day, this Thursday September 29th! Since the year 2000, this day of awareness created by the World Heart Federation has been informing people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming millions of lives each year.
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World Heart Day is an excellent opportunity to take charge of your health! The fight against our nation’s number one killer – cardiovascular disease – can’t be limited to treatment. It must also include prevention. Regular physical activity, sleep, healthy diet, avoiding cigarettes and other tobacco products, maintaining a healthy body weight, and controlling blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar - we call these Life's Essential 8. You can improve these eight risk factors through easy lifestyle changes to help achieve your ideal cardiovascular health.
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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke - that's why our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Take the time this Thursday and make a commitment to yourself, your family, and your community to make lifestyle changes that will help you live your life to the fullest.
You can learn more about World Heart Day at https://www.world-heart-federation.org.