World Heart Day is observed today the 29th September 2018.
This year awareness theme and the promotional campaign is “focus on looking after our own self and our love one’s Heart.”
Mahmood Hussain, Saturday 29th September 2018 Karachi, write articles to be published in www:babyfirst.com.pk BABY FIRST PAKISTAN and also on Facebook/babyfirstPakistan and other social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and so on.
The Heart day is globally observed each year on 29th September by the World Heart Federation, this federation is the worldwide largest platform which creates awareness regarding the hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
This year campaign is focusing on heart felt and very touchy theme that is You Promise to take care of:
“MY HEART & YOUR HEART”.
With this concept we are talking globally about ourselves and our love ones. We all must work on what to do right to look after My Heart and Your Heart
World Heart Federation call to action for the individual in current year is to make promise:
The promise, you as an individual to get more active life and to follow the followings:
- Eat more healthy food and in five to six small meals per day.
- Drink 6-8 glass of water or fluid per day.
- Regular and minimum of 5 times a week physical activity. Each session of minimum of 30 minutes.
- 7-8 hours of daily sound sleep.
- If smoker say NO to smoking and if not than do avoid places not to be passive smoking.
Now a day that is within last decade Obesity is increasing with tremendous pace and rapid increase in overweight population worldwide has observed. This means increasing workload on the heart and heart need to work more to cope up with obesity and overweight individual.
Diabetes is also on rise globally and is also contributing in increase in cardiovascular disease. The key facts on diabetes updated by WHO dated 15th November 2017 states the following facts:
- In the year 2014 worldwide diabetes population was 422 million which has risen from 108 million in the year 1980.
- The prevalence of diabetes among adult having age of 18 years and more is recorded as 8.5% where as in the year of 1980 prevalence was 4.7%.
- The incidence of diabetes is rising rapidly among the developing and underdeveloped countries.
If you are health care professional than actively work to save more lives, if you are public health policy maker you need to implement a noncommunicable disease (NCD) call to action plan.
We all as an individual must make promise to our self that is to take CARE OF MY HEART. YOUR HEART (loved one) and ALL OTHERS
BMC research on this occasion states due to cardiovascular diseases more than 17.5 million death are reported each year. This alarming data further raises the importance in term of raising awareness in regard to prevention and secondly if cardiovascular disease is diagnosed than follow up the treatment regime, also advised given by the physician on regular basis and during time to time visit as follow up which is essential to have Quality Of Life (QOL).
Article written by Mahmood Hussain for Baby First Pakistan website, Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and other popular social media