World Heart Day 2020: World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September every year to spread awareness about heart diseases. According to a report by WHO, over 17.9 million people around the world die from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) every year.
Symptoms of cardiovascular diseases include raised blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, hypertension, and obesity. Alcohol abuse, tobacco consumption, leading an unhealthy lifestyle with irregular sleep, unhealthy food, and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the causes of such diseases.
World Heart Day history and significance
World Heart Day was established by the World Heart Federation to fight against cardiovascular diseases and also highlight what one can do to prevent and control cardiovascular diseases. The World Heart Federation created a global campaign to unite people around the world and encourage them to live a healthy life. The motto is ‘heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice’.
According to a study in 2018, the prevalence of heart disease and stroke has increased by over 50 percent from 1990 to 2016 in India. Given that the numbers of mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) were very high, in May of 2012, world leaders committed to reducing this by 25% by 2025.
World Heart Day quotes
“Do what it takes to start, to have a healthy heart”
“For good health’s sake, run, jump, and shake.”h
“Fruits & veggies – more matters.”
“Get pumped up about Heart Health”
“Heart disease let’s defeat, Keep a healthy Heart Beat”
“It feels so sweet to have a healthy heartbeat.”
“Minimize red meat to keep a healthy heart beat.”
“Put a stop to it before it stops you”
“With a healthy heart..the beat goes on.”
“With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it’s easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat – all of which lead to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer.” » Lee Haney
“We’re in a situation now where weight and extreme weight and heart disease is the biggest killer in this country today.” » Jamie Oliver
“I’m giving life lessons and tips on how to take care of your emotional heart, because heart disease is the number-one killer in America.” » Leeza Gibbons
“It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.” » Epictetus
“Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.”
“Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer.” » David Perlmutter.”