Created: 10 October 2022
In the continuous struggle against cardiovascular disease (CVDs), World Heart Day stands as a celebration for every beating heart. The worldwide campaign promotes healthy living habits. By improving quality of sleep, regular exercise and maintaining a balanced diet, we all stand to improve our heart health. On various social media, #UseHeart has spread to connect health-conscious users in tandem with the celebration.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported in 2021, that cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally, with related occurrences of heart attack and stroke making up 85% of these cases. Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. As health-conscious Malaysians, it is our responsibility to reduce behavioural risk factors such as:
World Heart Day is celebrated on the 29th of September each year. The three pillars that make up 2022’s #UseHeart campaign are:
In conjunction to World Heart Day, Manulife Malaysia has set forth an exciting challenge for all its employees on 6th October 2022. In a team of 4, Manulifers have been sought to conquer the 16 storeys of Menara Manulife via the stairs, a heart-pumping trial of endurance to celebrate healthy hearts.
The longstanding effects of the pandemic has left us all more health-conscious than ever. World Heart Day 2022 has been a reminder that to take care of your heart, is to take care of yourself first.