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World Heart Day 2017

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World Heart Day 2017 

The World Heart Federation is sponsoring their 18th annual World Heart Day which raises awareness of cardiovascular disease. This year’s World Heart Day will be celebrated on September 29, 2017 and the theme is “Share the Power.” This theme emphasizes that the key to a healthy heart is to “know your heart, fuel your heart, move your heart, and love your heart.”

One key element to remember about cardiovascular health is that many factors that cause an early death can be controlled and prevented through lifestyle changes. It is important to strive each day to protect your heart and the hearts of those you love. We encourage you to take the initiative to keep your heart charged and “Share the Power” to make a lasting difference in the health of your community.

This World Heart Day, lets commit to creating a healthier Florida through different lifestyle changes which include:

These actions can contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes throughout Florida. Visit, www.worldheartday.org to find out what you can do to take action in this year’s World Heart Day, as well as www.floridahealth.gov/stroke to learn more about stroke and how you can prevent heart disease.

Make sure you view the World Heart Day toolkit to access lots of information, resources, and guidance to support your World Health Day activities.