HRI proudly celebrates ‘World Heart Day’ each year as an opportunity for people across the globe to take part in the world's biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
World Heart Day is an initiative from the World Heart Federation, focusing this year on creating healthy heart environments.
By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.
Here are some sobering statistics:
Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer.
In Canada 70,000 people suffer heart attacks each year in Canada. That is one every 7 minutes*
Close to 14,00 Canadians die each year as a result of hear attack*
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease remain high: over 60% of Canadians are now overweight*
For these reasons (and more) cardiovascular disease is one of the world’s most pressing health problems... and it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
*Statistics from Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada
As you can see…. Hearts Matter! So make a change this World Heart Day.