World Heart Day is dedicated to the most common diseases in the world. Every year, 17 million people die from cardiovascular diseases. To raise awareness about the dangers, and how to recognize and prevent them, the World Heart Federation founded World Heart Day on September 29th.
Today, heart disease has a global impact on society, so the holiday was established to reduce this impact or eradicate it altogether. A team of the World Heart Federation worked on the program with the assistance of the WHO. The first celebration took place on September 24, 2000. Until 2011, the event was held on the last Sunday of the first month of fall. Then it was rescheduled for September 29th.
- About 80% of deaths from cardiovascular pathologies occur in countries with medium and low levels of development.
- The main reasons for these diseases are malnutrition, bad habits, and lack of physical activity.
- The cost of treating cardiovascular diseases is quite high, so it is better to prevent them.
- World Heart Day is supported and attended by representatives of 90 countries.
How to take part
Visit a doctor and get an examination. Make sure that your heart and blood vessels are healthy. Go in for sports; it can be outdoor walks, workouts in the gym, or dancing – whatever you like best. Attend educational events that focus on the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Share important information on social networks.
When is World Heart Day in 2023?
World Heart Day is observed on September 29 each year.