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World Heart Day is an annual event celebrated on 29th September every year. It was launched by the World Heart Federation in the year 2000. It’s the biggest platform for World Heart Federation to raise awareness about the prevention, symptoms and causes of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD). It’s also the day when people from different walks of life who have shown courage, empathy and care with respect to heart health are recognised as heart heroes by the World Heart Federation. The day is celebrated by people around the world by participating in events like walks, marathons, and more.
Cardiovascular Diseases and other heart-related illnesses kill nearly 18 million people every year and it’s more lives than HIV, and Cancer take. In fact, 80% of premature deaths are caused because of Cardiovascular Disease and can be avoided if these four factors - smoking, diet, physical activity, and use of alcohol are kept under control. Not just that, it’s also important now more than ever to know the symptoms of heart disease and identify and practice simple ways like following a healthy diet, regulating your alcohol intake, and regular exercise to keep your heart healthy.
The recent healthcare crisis in the world is no news and it has once again highlighted how important it is to find creative and different ways to connect with and pay attention to your heart health. Using the power of social media and digital health to spread awareness, prevent and manage CVD worldwide is the World Heart Federation's goal for world heart day 2021. And the motto is 'Use Heart To Connect'.
As the World Heart Federation says "USE HEART TO CONNECT is about using your knowledge, compassion, and influence to make sure you, your loved ones, and the communities you’re part of have the best chance to live heart-healthy lives. It’s about connecting with our own hearts, making sure we’re fuelling and nurturing them as best we can, and using the power of digital to connect every heart, everywhere.”
On international world heart day, this year pledge to take care of your heart and keep it healthy always. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your heart healthy and in perfect condition.
This World Heart Day, improve your diet and add heart-healthy nuts to your diet. Following a heart-healthy diet is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Some of the nuts you can add to your diet are Almonds, the nuts that are the easiest to spot and buy. Almonds also aid weight loss as they are filling and highly nutritious. Almonds help in reducing blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.
Another important step in keeping your heart healthy is to monitor your blood pressure levels on a regular basis, at least thrice a year, and keep them in check. High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart diseases. If you are susceptible to having high blood pressure levels then you need to make some lifestyle changes and take some other steps to control it. If it's still unmanaged then consult your doctor and take all the prescribed medicines.
This World Heart Day treat yourself to some wine. Do it for your heart! You might have heard Red Wine is good for the heart and dismissed it as a myth or rumour but it's true as Red Wine has various types of flavonoids called Catechins and an antioxidant known as Resveratrol. The flavonoids present in Red Wine help in maintaining the health of the blood vessels and prevent blood clot formation whereas Resveratrol protects your heart. Try having a glass of wine with dinner.
When we talk about fruits there are many that are good for the heart. Fruits ranging from Papaya, Blueberries, and Cantaloupe to Strawberries, Raspberries, and Orange are good for the heart. When it comes to consuming these fruits, it's easier than you know. You can have Cantaloupe at any time of the day, Papaya goes great with another heart-healthy food item that is Salmon and Oranges are a great and healthy snack filled with nutrients that you can eat as a whole.
With that, we wish you a very happy hearts day. We hope you decide to connect with your heart and take care of it, this 29th September. This World Heart Day get a customised diet plan that suits your lifestyle and all your fitness needs to keep your heart healthy. With FITFEAST you can get in touch with certified nutritionists who offer personalized diet plans and pay personal attention to create a customised diet plan for you. Our nutritionists offer you plans based on your fitness goals and whether you want to lose or gain weight, or just want to stay fit and healthy, or just gain muscle mass.
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