September 29 each year is set aside as World Heart Day. This day was founded to spread the news that heart diseases and stroke remain the leading causes of death worldwide. This year the theme for the day was Creating Heart Healthy Environments.
How can we do that? By ensuring that the places we live, work and spend time in do not increase our risks of heart-related diseases. Majority of the premature deaths from heart disease can be prevented by focusing on four lifestyle habits:
o Eat more heart healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
o Use heart healthy oils to cook (eg olive oil) and be sure to use small amounts of even that.
o Limit your intake of salt, sugar and processed foods
o Create opportunities to exercise and be more active.
o Try and get a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise…
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