Health Days 2021

World Heart Day


Overview: 
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, the World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29th of every year, to prevent and control such diseases.

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, 2021
  • Locally: Safar 22nd, 1443H.

Theme:
     
               «Use Heart to Connect»

References:
World Heart Federation







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Last Update : 24 February 2022 12:55 PM
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