Sunday, September 28, 2008
World Heart Day
Heart disease is going up at an alarming rate due to irregular lifestyle, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Experts believe that by 2010 India will top the world chart in heart diseases and there will be a 200% increase in heart ailments among youth
That’s the reason why this year’s World Heart Day[last Sunday of every september] is urging people to "Know Your Risk". It’s a call to action to help people to understand their personal risk for cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. There are five strategies to keep your heart healthy. These strategies include not "smoking or using tobacco products, to be active, to eat a heart-healthy diet, to maintain a healthy weight and get regular health screening"