29th September is forever etched in our memory as “World Heart Day”. It is a day, where we express gratitude to the most important thing for our survival. In the year 1999, the then president Antoni Bayés de Luna of the World Heart Federation (WHF), in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the establishment of World Heart Day.
A campaign has been started for this year for World Heart Day. The campaign being:
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) have been a major cause of death for humans. Some of the causes of CVD are:
- Smoking and usage of tobacco products.
- High blood pressure.
- High level of cholesterol and obesity.
- Having a diabetic condition.
- The increasing level of air pollution.
This year, we urge all our beloved readers to perform and raise awareness about activities that would help them stay fit and healthy. Living a healthy life is one of the best choices one can ever ask for. This article will help you know how one can strengthen the heart and live life with quality.
- Be up and running!
Your heart is a muscle and as in the case of every muscle, it needs exercise. Daily exercise of a minimum of 30 minutes also strengthens your heart and makes you fit. Cardio-vascular exercises, cycling, jogging and even yoga helps you stay fit.
- Be mentally worry-free and stress-free
Why take stress when you can have delightful chocolates! Medical science has proven taking stress is bad for your heart and having chocolates benefits your heart and mind. There is a direct connection between the mind and the heart. Once you start worrying less about things, you will see how your heart stays happy in the smallest of things.
- Do good, get good
A small act of kindness from your end makes a day for somebody else. Waving a hi or smiling can do a world of good for somebody. And when you do these little things for somebody, it creates a positive aura around you and your heart gets positive vibes. This way you are passing on the good energy from one person to another and the chain goes on.
- Avoid doing things unhealthy for your heart
We are blessed to get this life. We can never express enough gratitude for having this life. The best thing we can do is to avoid all the unhealthy things. One must not smoke, consume alcohol and tobacco products, pollute the surroundings and be inactive. Once we start avoiding these things, the world will be a better place to live in.
- Have all the healthy and nutritious food
Have your heart in the right place by having healthy food. Never skip a moment to jump on a delicious and nutritious diet. Green leafy vegetables, whole-grains, dark chocolate, and various types of fruits and nuts are some of the better choices for a healthier lifestyle.
We must strengthen our hearts to live this amazing life we have got. We must not lose heart despite tough times because tough times don’t last, tough people, do! And tough people are those who take care of their heart and make every minute count by staying physically fit, mentally worry-free, doing small acts of kindness, avoid unhealthy consumptions and turn to healthy food.
Put your heart and soul into adopting these healthy habits to lead a healthy lifestyle. Today, we want you as an individual to step up and spread a word by sharing this article to everyone to express gratitude towards their heart. Make this World Heart Day just a foundation step towards the brighter times ahead!