Break out your red because Sunday, September 29th is World Heart Day!
World Heart Day is an annual event launched by the World Heart Federation in 2000. People all around the world celebrate by wearing red and participating in organized events like walks, fitness sessions, marathons, science fairs, and public talks. There’s no limit to how creative you can be in showing your support and spreading the word about cardiovascular disease. Even famous monuments and landmarks like the Nasdaq screen in Times Square, and the Sky Tower in New Zealand, illuminate red on World Heart Day.
More than 17 million people around the world die from heart-related illnesses each year. Those are more lives than HIV, malaria, and cancer take. This World Heart Day stand in solidarity with cardiovascular disease survivors and do your part to spread the word about this global killer.
“On this year’s World Heart Day, the American Heart Association hopes everyone will take a moment to reflect on what each of us can do to fight back against heart disease and stroke – two killers that know no international boundaries,” said Nancy Brown, AHA CEO.
1. Wear red
Wearing red is the easiest way to get involved on World Heart Day. But in order to start the discussion and spread awareness about heart disease, it’s important to educate yourself on it first.
Join the conversation by learning more about these cardiovascular risk factors:
- Physical inactivity
2. Make the promise
We can only improve a situation once we identify what the problems are. Start your lifestyle change by making these promises to make your heart health a top priority:
- A promise to your family to cook healthier meals and talk to your loved ones about cardiovascular risks
- A promise to your kids to quit smoking and be more active with them
- A promise to your spouse to exercise more and monitor your cholesterol
- A promise to your friends to drink less alcohol and invest in healthier social hobbies
- A promise to yourself to dedicate your time and effort to workplaces that value their employee’s health
3. Keep supporting locally
Heart disease deserves to be talked about all year long, for the millions of people in the world affected by it. Show your support long after World Heart Day by participating in these local AHA events:
- When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
- Where: Cox Business Center
- What: Dinner and a live auction to fund AHA research
- When: Saturday, April 18, 2020
- Where: ONEOK Field
- What: Walk to raise money for lifesaving science
- When: Friday, May 8, 2020
- Where: Hyatt Regency Tulsa
- What: Lunch and a community conversation about heart health
Tulsa ER & Hospital encourages you to go red and make heart-healthy promises this World Heart Day. And in the case of a medical emergency, heart-related or not, Tulsa ER & Hospital is ready to help you 24/7, 365 days a year.
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