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Power Your Life

Your heart powers your whole body. It lets you love, laugh and live your life to the full.

That’s why it’s so important to look after it. If you don’t, you’re putting yourself at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke. CVD 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.

But the good news is that much CVD can be prevented by making just a few simple daily changes, like eating and drinking more healthily, getting more exercise and stopping smoking.

So let’s make sure we all take action to keep our hearts charged and make a lasting difference to our health.

Take part…

Walks, runs, sporting events, concerts, public talks and screenings… all sorts of activities have been organized by members and partners of the World Heart Federation, and individuals across the world to mark World Heart Day.

Find out about events and activities that are happening in your local area by taking a look at our Worldwide activities interactive map.

Or, if you’re thinking of organizing your own event, tell us about your plans and download our campaign materials to support your activities by filling in our online form.

Take a Healthy Heart Selfie…

Celebrate World Heart Day on 29 September and shine
 a spotlight on your healthy heart choices 
by tweeting a Healthy Heart Selfie – 
we’ll share it on our
 website Wall of Selfies and via social media. using #worldheartday