World Heart Day 2019 September 29, 2019 – Posted in: General News
My Heart, Your Heart
This year on World Heart Day, as part of our mission to ensure heart health equity for all, we want to create a global community of Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise:
A promise to our families to cook and eat more healthily
A promise to our children to exercise more and help them to be more active, to say no to smoking and help our loved ones to stop
A promise as a healthcare professional to help patients give up smoking and lower their cholesterol
A promise as a policymaker to support policies that promote healthy hearts
A promise as an employee to invest in heart-healthy workplaces
A simple promise … for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.
Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. But it doesn’t need to be this way. By making just a few small changes to our lives, we can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as improving our quality of life and setting a good example for the next generation. It’s about saying to yourself, the people you care about and individuals all around the world: “What can I do right now to look after my heart … and your heart?”
17,900,000 people die every year from CVD, including heart disease and stroke.