World Heart Day: A Guide to Working Out With Your Heart

Thursday, September 24, 2009

World Heart Day was created to inform and educate people around the world about the increasing risk of heart disease . Heart Related Ailments and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.2 million lives each year.According to the "The World Heart Federation " at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, are controlled.

World Heart Day will be observed on Sunday, 27 September 2009 to inspire you to “Work with Heart”. World Heart Federation members, comprising 196 cardiology societies and heart foundations in more than 100 countries, organize activities for World Heart Day. A large number of non-members, whether hospitals, cardiac clinics, universities, schools, individuals and a number of other organizations, also join in by organizing event.This Years World Heart Day Theme is " Work With Your Heart"

Almost half of those who die from chronic diseases are in their productive years . The economic consequences - driven by productivity reduction and increase in costs caused by these diseases among workforces are dramatic. The WHO estimates that between 2005-2015 income loss (in international dollars) could rise to as much as $558 billion in China, $237 billion in India, $303 billion in Russia and $33 billion in the UK.

Wockhardt Hospitals urges you to work hard and most importantly work with your Heart too !! You can download the " Working out with your Heart" Booklet below.

World Heart Day : Wockhardt Hospitals Guide to Working with Your Heart


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