World Heart Day "Creating Heart Healthy Environments" - September 29, 2014Join us on September 29, 2014 and take part in the biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the world.
This World Heart Day, the focus is on creating heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day 2014 encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year.World Heart Day spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.
The success of World Heart Day depends on the proactivity of organizations from around the world to help spread awareness of CVD, the world's number one killer. For more information about how to get involved visit the World Heart Day website at www.worldheartday.org .