Know Your Numbers This World Heart Day
- September 29, 2016
- Posted by: Spotscreen
- Category: Articles
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart diseases and strokes, is the world’s number one killer. Each year, it’s responsible for 17.5 million premature deaths, and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million.
The World Heart Day is an initiative from the World Heart Federation which leads the global advocacy effort for action to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
World Heart Day started in the year 2000 and is held annually on the last Sunday of September, with events happening all around the world.
Cardiovascular diseases can be largely prevented just by making a few simple daily changes, like, eating a healthy diet, exercising daily and also quit smoking. It’s also recommended that you get to know your Health Numbers.
Know you Blood Pressure – High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for CVD an ideal blood pressure sits around 120/80 mmHg if your blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mmHg it is classified as being a high blood pressure and checking it with you GP is recommended.
Know you Blood Glucose – High levels of sugar in your blood can be an indicative of Diabetes which is closely related to CVD.
Know your Cholesterol – Cholesterol is strictly related to CVD and is associated with around 4 million deaths per year.
Know your Body Mass Index – Maintain a healthy body weight is also essential to prevent CVD. Obesity is also a high risk factor in developing CVD.
Spotscreen can help you identify any risk of CVD diseases with our Healthy Heart Screenings and our Complete Health Assessment programs. Both services can include bloods pathology tests to measure your blood glucose and cholesterol levels and provide a great overview of your health.