Every September 29th, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Heart Day.
This special annual event is dedicated to raising awareness about heart health and promoting ways to keep our hearts healthy.
In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about World Heart Day – what it is, why it’s important, and how you can get involved. We’ll also provide a list of resources where you can find more information about heart health.
So read on and get ready to join us on September 29th in celebrating World Heart Day!
What is World Heart Day?
Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day is all about helping people understand how to keep their hearts healthy and working properly.
World Heart Day focuses on educating people about the various risk factors associated with heart disease, such as:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
It also provides helpful tips for reducing risks associated with cardiovascular disease.
Why is World Heart Day Important?
One of the primary goals of World Heart Day is to help reduce the number of deaths caused by heart disease each year.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 18.6 million deaths annually.
That’s why it’s so critical to actively raise awareness about heart health and promote ways to prevent heart disease.
How Can You Get Involved in World Heart Day
There are lots of ways you can celebrate and get involved with World Heart Day.
Here are a few:
The more you know, the more you can do to keep your heart safe.
Make a commitment to educate yourself and others about heart health through accessing the resources below.
Make Healthy Choices
It’s never too late to change your life for the better.
Healthier choices include:
- Eating a balanced diet
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
Spread the Word
Spread awareness about World Heart Day and heart health by sharing information on social media or by talking to your friends and family about it.
Don’t forget to use #worldheartday on your socials!
Donate or Volunteer
Whether it is with your time or money, donating to a heart health charity or participating in a fundraising event makes a huge difference.
Host the World Heart Day Challenge
This year, the World Health Federation is encouraging participants to run, walk, or bike a heart shape in their city.
Get your friends, family, and community together to participate in the World Heart Day Challenge!
Just make sure you don’t forget to rent an AED for your event!
Heart Health Resources
There are many excellent resources available online for those interested in learning more about heart health.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Heart and Stroke Foundation: Provides information on heart health topics such as diet, exercise, preventing heart disease, and more.
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society: For information on heart health topics such as risk factors, treatments, prevention, and more for Canadians.
- Heart.org: Comprehensive website devoted to heart health. It includes information on all aspects of heart health, as well as news and stories from real people who have dealt with heart disease or other heart-related issues.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: provides reliable, evidence-based information on heart health.
Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about your own heart health.
World Heart Day is a valuable opportunity to learn about and promote heart health.
By taking care of our hearts, we can reduce our risk of heart disease and other health problems. There are many ways to keep our hearts healthy, and it’s important to find what works best for us.
Let’s make a commitment to taking care of our hearts – together!
For more information on how to get involved, please visit World Heart Day.
And be sure to check out our heart health blogs for tips on how to protect your heart!