World heart day2014
World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place on 29 September every year. Each year’s celebrations have a different theme, reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health.
2014’s theme is creating heart-healthy environments.
The places in which we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Too often, society ';blames'; the individual for having CVD - you smoke, you eat and drink too much, you don';t exercise! But the environments where we live, work and play can have a huge effect on our ability to make the right choices for our heart health - especially increasingly urbanized environments that have changed our lifestyles and diets.
LIVE – By encouraging individuals to make heart-healthy choices, such as choosing healthy food options, increasing physical activity and saying no to tobacco. Avoiding Overwhelming displays of tobacco and fast food and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke
WORK – By encouraging activities in the workplace, such as promoting education in heart health and supporting active transport to work and school, increasing availability of health food and smoke free zones.
PLAY – By encouraging investment and use of active recreation areas, such as leisure facilities, sports centres and access to green spaces.
JOIN - the movement Together with World Heart Federation members, World Heart Day spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.
Everyone has the right to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play. But we all need to take action to make it happen.
Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover