Each year we celebrate World Heart Day on September 29, to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke being the world’s leading cause of death. This year’s theme is creating heart- healthy environments - the places where we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease.
You can help to raise awareness of World Heart Day by participating in heart-healthy activities in your home, workplace or community, and sharing that on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #heartchoices and #worldheartday.
Go for a walk at lunch, cover half your plate with vegetables at dinner, use less salt while cooking, or do some deep breathing at your desk while at work…. Just remember to share your activities! We’d love to hear what you’re doing to create a heart-healthy environment. Tweet us on Twitter @lbdpcn.
If you would like more information on lifestyle changes you could make to have a healthier heart, the PCN offers a class called Heart Healthy. Click here for more information. Call today to register!
If you click this link, you will be lead to the heart and stroke risk assessment which helps you to find out what is putting you at risk for heart disease and stroke, and how you can take action to live a longer and fuller life.
Happy World Heart Day!
Cherie deBoer is the Chronic Disease Management Registered Nurse at the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network.