World Heart Day: Prevent Cardiac Issues With A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Our nation's health is at stake, and it is time we take proactive measures to protect our hearts.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : September 27, 2023 1:01 PM IST

Prioritize Your Heart Health

Imagine our body as an oversized, intricate artwork of health; in this masterpiece, one part plays a super important role – our heart. It keeps working without stopping, ensuring our blood flows, our body gets what it needs, and we stay alive. But it can also signal danger to our life.

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs)

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports provide alarming insights into the situation. According to recent statistics, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), encompassing a range of chronic conditions, including CVDs, now account for approximately 53% of total deaths in India. Among these, CVDs hold a significant share of 24%. Our nation's health is at stake, and it is time we take proactive measures to protect our hearts. Also Read - Case Study: How A Mother Saved Her Baby From A Rare Genetic Disease

Check-ups And Tests

The good news is that the battle against heart disease can be won, or at least significantly mitigated, through timely prevention and intervention. One of the key ways to protect your heart is through regular check-ups and tests that can identify risk factors and conditions early on.

Heart Disease Prevention

However, preventing heart disease involves more than just medical tests; it requires a healthy lifestyle. This means making mindful dietary choices while limiting saturated fats, sugars, and salt.

Staying Physically Active

Regular exercise, quitting smoking, moderating alcohol consumption, managing stress through relaxation techniques, ensuring sufficient sleep, and adhering to prescribed medications for conditions like high blood pressure or cholesterol are all crucial components of this approach.  Also Read - Lord Hanuman: 10 Health Benefits of Reading Hanuman Chalisa Daily

On This World Heart Day

Remember that while tests are essential, embracing a heart-healthy way of life is the foundation for preventing cardiac issues and rewriting India's heart health story for the better.