Srinagar, September 29: This World Heart Day, Prominent Social Activist and National Tv Debater Inam Un Nabi has called for maintaining a balanced lifestyle, and in light of the pandemic, urged the public, particularly the youth, to take care of their heart health, get regular screenings and not ignore any significant symptoms.
World Heart Day, which falls on September 29, is celebrated annually to spread awareness about the importance of keeping the heart fit as it’s one of the most important organs that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells and also removes waste products.
Inam Un Nabi in a press statement said that as the world struggles to fight Covid-19, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the world’s number one killer, and an estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31 per cent of all global deaths, While quoting the experts. Inam said that of these deaths, 85 per cent were due to heart attack and stroke. In 2016, India reported 63 per cent of total deaths due to NCDs, of which 27 per cent were attributed to CVDs. CVDs also account for 45 per cent of deaths in the 40-69-year age group.
Speaking about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, Inam Un Nabi said, “It is imperative to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Eat properly and ensure that the exercise you are doing is suitable for your body. The official guideline says that a person should exercise for 45 minutes a day five times a week.
Inam further said that World Heart Day simply just repeats the need to protect your own heart and share healthy habits with family and friends to protect their hearts too.