Heart health is in your hands

Heart health is in your hands

The world community is celebrating the World Heart Day. Every year, on September 29, various organizations in the healthcare sector remind humanity that the “correct” heartbeat largely depends on a healthy lifestyle.

Cardiovascular diseases claim more death globally, taking an estimated 18 million lives each year. World Heart Day was established in 1999, by the World Heart Federation (WHF) in association with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNESCO to tackle the cardiovascular diseases.

To increase awareness about the dangers of cardiovascular diseases, WHO is calling on the public to take action to prevent and reduce the risk of premature coronary heart disease, strokes, heart attacks and other heart diseases.

As experts advice, it is important to take care about vital activity of your body, try to control blood pressure, limit your intake of foods high in fat, calories as well as fried foods. Representatives of international health organizations speak about this and other topics on World Heart Day.

Unhealthy lifestyle that leads to the development of cardiovascular disease, as a rule, is framed during childhood and adolescence. And over the years, the risk of serious heart disease only increases. Therefore, a healthy diet, limiting how much salt you eat, break bad habits and physical activity are only a small part of what each person can do for their health.

Most of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and heart attack, can be attributed to the majority risks: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood glucose, tobacco, low fruit and vegetable intake, overweight and obesity.

In recent years, the popularity of all kinds of sports has increased in Turkmenistan, and great attention is paid to physical culture in not only educational, sports and specialized institutions, but also in enterprises. Many employees start the morning with a collective exercise, which contributes to have a good spirit and good mood for the whole day.

The heart, like any muscle, requires training. Each day the average heart “beats” (expands and contracts) 100,000 times and pumps about 7,200 liters of blood. In a 70-year lifetime, an average human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times. Failures or stopping of the heart “pump” can lead to irreparable consequences.

Therefore, it is worth adhering to the principle that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates spoke about: “Gymnastics, physical exercises, and walking should firmly enter the everyday life of everyone who wants to maintain working capacity, health, and a full and joyful life”.