Today is World Heart Day.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. It results in 18.6 million deaths a year. The most common causes of CVD are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. There are currently 520 million people in the world who suffer from CVD. This past 18 months have been particularly tough for them as they have been more at risk of Covid, meaning many have been left isolated from family and friends due to needing to take extra precautions.
This year the World Heart Foundation are asking everyone #useheart to connect and harness the power of digital by sharing inspirational stories, healthy heart tips or by simply creating a social post or following the World Heart Foundation on social media.