If you think New Year’s Eve is the only time to make resolutions – think again! Resolutions are about taking steps to change our lives for the better. Consider marking World Heart Day “resolution day” on your calender! September 29th quickly approaches, and WorkPlacePro invites you to join us in setting goals for a healthy heart!
What is World Heart Day?
World Heart Day is an awareness-raising campaign that is globally recognized each year in September. The goal of the campaign is to promote heart health, considering cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. CVD claims the lives of over 17 million people each year. The World Heart Federation wants to reduce that number by as much as possible!
What types of goals should you set?
You can truly take full control of your health. You are also in full control of your goals, and setting the right goals can lead to a long, happy and healthy life.
Doctors across the globe suggest these three key habits to make or break to keep a healthy heart:
Exercise is the #1 key to a healthy heart! The average adult is expected to exercise for at least 30 minutes for 5 days a week. Take a walk, jog, bike ride or partake in any type of exercise that will increase your heart rate. Cardio exercises help to regulate the work of all other organs. It also reduces stress and regulates blood pressure, which is a goal in itself! Find a routine that works for you and plan to stick with it so you and your health are on the right track!
There are tons of diets out there that suggest fasting, low-carb intake, etc. The best way to eat right is to follow the basic food group/serving suggestions that we learn about in elementary school! Processed foods, sodium and sugars should be avoided as much as possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All of these foods cause blockages in your main arteries that can strain your heart and lead to heart attacks and strokes. Everything in moderation! Plan your meals, find a diet that works for you and enjoy feeling better every day with your newly found confidence about your health!
3. Don’t smoke
It is very cliche to say and those who do use tobacco products hear it every time they light up. Comments like “you shouldn’t do that” or “those things will kill you” can surely sound like a broken record. However, they are 100% accurate. In this day and age, it’s no secret that using tobacco products will harm our health. If you do use tobacco products, set a goal to quit on September 29th and start your journey to a healthier heart. A healthier you!
Join us this September in accomplishing the goals we set and raise awareness for heart health! Show your support by wearing our “Heart Heath Awareness” design here. Whether you are caring for your own heart or for those around you– we are all tied together!