Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.
This is the perfect day to encourage employees to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy. All in the name of keeping hearts in good working order, and improving the health and well being of people the world over.
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How to observe World Heart Day
As World Heart Day is all about drawing people’s attention to heart diseases and illnesses, as well as the range of health issues that are associated with this, it makes sense to raise awareness and also improve your own understanding. Do a bit of research about heart conditions and risk factors. You can then use your online employee communications platforms – newsletters, blogs, social media etc. in order to raise awareness.
There are both non-governmental and governmental organizations that take part in this date around the world. They do this through the organization of science fairs, exhibitions, fitness sessions, public talks, walks, and marathons. Some famous buildings, monuments, and landmarks opt to go red on this date so that they can show their support for cardiovascular disease awareness.
It is a good idea to take a look online to see if there are any events that are going on in your local area. If there are not, how about organizing an event yourself? All you need is an idea that is going to get the community involved and raise awareness for heart disease. This could be anything from a fun run to a community fair. It is up to you.
You don’t need to do an event on such a big scale either. You could gather just a few colleagues and host a fun event, educating them on the issues. There are a lot of different charities and organizations that are doing great work when it comes to raising awareness and finding cures for different heart problems. We are sure that they would appreciate a donation, whether this is a donation of your time, money, or both.
PS – Look After Yourself Too!
If you are opting to celebrate this day, it is important to try and be more attentive to your own heart health. There are a number of different ways that you can do this. This includes following a healthy diet, quitting alcohol, stopping smoking, and getting involved in physical exercises. It is also important to have your cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart checked on a regular basis.