It’s important to keep your heart healthy. After all, to put it bluntly, if your heart stops, you stop living too. So we should be doing everything we can to keep it running as smoothly as possible.
Your heart’s main task is to pump oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. It beats around 115,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood a day. Because it works so hard for you, you should be looking after it too.
And what better time to start doing this than now, in light of World Heart Day which falls on September 29? The Singapore Heart Foundation has organised a series of virtual events from September 18 to October 3 to commemorate this occasion.
Exciting virtual events from Sept 18 to Oct 3
This year’s virtual events by the Singapore Heart Foundation will shine the spotlight on hidden sodium content in everyday meals that can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure). Amongst them are talks by healthcare experts, heart-pumping workouts by fitness instructors, and delicious heart-healthy recipes demonstrated by nutritionist Charlotte Mei – which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Find out more about the virtual events at myheart.org.sg/world-heart-day.
Events aside, there are many ways to ensure a healthy heart. Start with these simple habits and things you can do right now.