A healthy heart is vital for living life to the full, regardless of age and gender. Unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and smoking are the leading causes of heart disease and stroke.
This World Heart Day, the focus is on creating heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day 2014 encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.
Too often, society “blames” the individual’s lifestyle choices for his or her CVD. But the environments in which we live, work and play can have a huge effect on our ability to make the right choices for our heart-health. The World Heart Foundation recommend the follow changes to help reduce your own and your family’s risk of heart disease and stroke.
Stock your home with healthy food options
Ban smoking in your home
Recognize your CVD risk
Sign the World Heart Day petition to call on national and international leaders to recognise the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to prioritise the need for heart-healthy environments wherever people live work, or play. Sign the petition HERE.