World Heart Day
Every year the World Heart Federation celebrates with millions around the globe for World Heart Day. The World Heart Federation has a mission to “unite its members and lead the fight against heart disease and stroke.” This year they are trying to raise awareness by focusing on creating heart-healthy environments; enabling people to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play. World Heart Day 2014 is designed to encourage everyone on the planet to reduce their cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Some quick easy things you can do to improve your heart health:
- Reduce Sodium intake
- Quit smoking
- Go for a short walk every 2-3 hours (if you have a desk job)
- Eat a well balanced diet
- Learn CPR
Many around the globe don’t have the freedom to choose to live heart healthy; some don’t have space to exercise, some don’t even know where they will get their next meal. However, some things we can control and we are able to make choices about our health. The World Heart Federation is urging people to make a heart choice, not a hard choice and sign their petition to call on national and international leaders to recognize the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to prioritize the need for heart-healthy environments wherever people live work, or play.
Watch their video here: Make the Heart Choice
Because cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer, killing 17.3 million people per year, we encourage you to improve your heart health and learn CPR. CPR paired with an automated external defibrillator (AED) can greatly increase someone’s chance of survival if experience cardiac arrest. Heart disease can hit anyone at anytime! Be prepared to help a loved one, co-worker, or friend if the time ever arises and they need CPR.
Make a heart choice, an easy choice and use CPR Choice to learn today! We offer the best CPR classes in East Tennessee. Proudly serving Knoxville, Maryville, Oakridge, Lenoir City, Sevierville, Johnson City, Morristown, Kingsport and Bristol! Find a CPR course near you!