Health Days 2020
World Heart Day
​​Introduction: 
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often a result of accumulations of several causes such as age, lifestyle, diet, and smoking, which may ultimately lead to heart failure; Hence, World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29th of every year.
Facts:
  • CVDs are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of global deaths.
  • Most CVDs can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, obesity, and​ physical inactivity.
Objectives:
  • Encouraging adoption of healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.
  • Developing a plan to control smoking and reduce the risk of heart disease. 
  • Reducing the global prevalence of hypertension.
  • Raising awareness about the importance of engaging in physical activity for at least 30 munities a day to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 
Official Date:
  • Globally: September 29th, 2020
  • Locally: Safar 2nd, 1442H.
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