World Heart Day is celebrated every year on September 29. Organized by the World Heart Federation, the day is marked to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases, which is the world’s biggest killer and claims more than 17.5 million lives all around the world!
Initially, the World Heart Day was celebrated on the last Sunday of September, but since 2011, September 29 is the fixed date.
World Heart Day on September 29 is the biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This is a platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against and reduce the global disease burden.
The World Heart Federation aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80 per cent of the premature deaths from heart diseases and strokes can be avoided.
Every year, on World Health Day, there are collaborations from non-profit organisations from all over the world. Public talks, screenings, walks, runs and other events are conducted to increase the awareness of heart related diseases and leading people to a healthy life.
World Heart Day 2017
This World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation wants “everyone to share how they power your heart and inspire millions of people around the world to be heart healthy. Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves.
Just a few simple steps such as eating more healthily, cutting down on alcohol and stopping smoking can improve your heart health and your overall wellbeing.
So this World Heart Day, let’s make sure we all take action to keep our hearts – and those of the people we care about – healthy… and make a lasting difference to our health and the world’s health.”