World Heart Day - September 29
Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness of heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, start exercising and start eating healthy - all to keep your most important organ healthy.
The World Heart Federation has found that heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death in the world, killing 17.1 million people each year - more than cancer, HIV, AIDS and malaria.
Overeating, inactivity, unhealthy diet and high blood pressure, cholesterol and high blood glucose levels are all factors that can cause heart disease and threaten our lives and those of our loved ones. Heart Day was established to convey the message that heart problems can be prevented for every home in the world.
The goal is to improve health in the world by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes and promoting education in the world to maintain the heart. This rate is becoming more and more relevant and reports of obesity, poor nutrition and inactivity in children and young people are becoming more and more common.
On this day will be held to promote a healthy heart. Charities and other organizations coordinate trips and runs, health tests, public discourse, plays, exhibitions and all kinds of interesting and informative events that deal with the topic of the day. So go ahead, you too on Heart Day, be more involved in keeping it up, eat fruits and vegetables and go out for a walk or run; Both you and your heart will feel the benefits.
In honor of International Heart Day, get some interesting facts about our heart:
Every day, the heart generates enough energy to pull a truck for 32 km (20 miles).
The heart can continue to beat even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
75 trillion cells in the body receive blood from the heart. The units that are not the corneas.
Experiencing an orgasm at least 3 times a week halves the chance of coronary heart disease.
In women, instead of chest pain during heart attacks appear nausea, indigestion, and shoulder pain.
The heart beats more than 100,000 times a day.
Studies have found that vegetarians who avoid meat are 26-68% less likely to get heart disease. Vegans, who avoid meat, milk and eggs, reduce their chance of heart disease by 75%.
Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, according to studies.
According to recent studies, multivitamins actually increase the risk of cancer and heart disease.
The heartbeat changes and mimics the music we listen to.
Our left lung is smaller than our right lung to make room for the heart.
One man in the U.S. received a heart donation from a suicide victim, married his widow and a few years later committed suicide in the same way his donor did.
Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the chance of developing heart disease by a third.
Couples in love synchronize the heart rate they look at each other in the eyes for three minutes.
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