Health Days 2011
World Heart Day
Cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and strokes are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year. The aim of the World Heart Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of reducing risk factors leading to heart diseases to the lowest possible degree, by exercising regularly and controlling their weight.
In partnership with WHO, the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries - including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.
 
International Approved Date: 29\9\2011
Regionally Approved Date:     1\11\1432 H
 
Theme of the International Day:
(One World…One Home…One Heart)
This slogan emphasizes the close relationship between heart health and a healthy lifestyle at home, community and the whole world.
 

Targeted Categories:

  • Heart patients.
  • General public.
  • Health decision-makers.
  • Health professionals.

 

Objectives and General Mission of the World Heart Day:

  • Promoting cardiac health in individuals by reducing lifestyle and behavioral risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity and poor nutrition.
  • Providing health information to the community such as educational publications about heart disease and stroke.
  • Setting health policies such as banning smoking in work premises and providing suitable places for exercise.
  • Encouraging to adopt proper eating habits, by providing awareness information about the negative consequences of being overweight and eating unhealthy food, in addition to adding more whole grains products, natural products, fruits and vegetables to the work’s restaurant menu.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of exercising during rest periods for at least 30 minutes a day, lowering the risk of getting heart disease. That is in addition to providing a suitable and equipped facility for exercise at the workplace, if possible.
  • Providing clean and safe drinking water.
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