World Heart Day

Sep 26, 2016 | 3 years ago | Read Time: 3 minutes | By iKnowledge Team

World Heart Day - Aegon Life

Do you know the number one reason that causes death the world? It is heart disease. World Heart Federation states that approximately 17.5 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases in a year. Amongst this, an estimated 6.7 million ended their lives due to stroke whereas 7.4 million as a cause of coronary heart disease. This indicated a harsh reality that represented 31 per cent of total deaths across the world. Needless to say, safeguarding your heart is very crucial to survival.  Perhaps the reason why World Heart Day is celebrated globally on 29th September every year.

This day is celebrated internationally in order to create awareness about various heart diseases, and how to take care of your health which is the preliminary reason why all of us exist today. However, most of us take it for granted and continue leading lives that prove to be harmful for this little organ that beats inside us. In a world where diseases are taking a toll over everyone’s lives, it is imperative to understand the type of risks we are at and work in the direction of eradicating them. For example, if you have a family history of heart diseases, it becomes even more important for you to ensure its good health.

Besides, every individual needs to understand that it is the sole reason of our existence. By taking a few tips, you can ensure a smooth and safe life not just for yourself but also your loved ones.


In order to keep the heart pumping smoothly, it is important that you exercise each day without fail. A daily exercise routine or any other form of physical activity for a period of 30-45 minutes is mandatory to keep the arteries flexible. It also keeps the blood pressure levels in check.

Healthy Diet

All of us know that eating healthy is the key to living longer. However, most of us tend to ignore it. What you consume will show its results on the body. So remember to always choose healthy and fresh over the processed foods. Keep the oil and sugar amounts to minimal.


Excess of body weight is dangerous for your heart. Always keep a strict eye on the weighing machine because weight is a major catalyst to shooting up cholesterol level, the birth of diabetes, risk of artery disease, and blood pressure. Ensure your BMI, i.e. Body Mass Index is optimal.

No smoking, no alcohol

It is best to avoid any consumption of both. This may be difficult to follow but worth the effort. If you are habitual, bring it down to minimal level and finally quit it. Smoking elevates blood pressure levels, causes irregular heartbeat, and stokes. Overall, it disrupts the normal functioning of the heart.


Keep stress at bay as much as possible. This is because it leads to increased heart rate which can in turn result in loss of oxygen leading to chest pain. You are a greater heart risk if you worry all the time. Engage in your hobbies and stay optimistic.

This World Heart Day, take a resolution to keep your heart healthy and springing with joy. Purchase a health insurance policy to secure your life.

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