5 healthy heart pledges from SAGE staff for World Heart Day

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital to maintaining a healthy heart and small changes can make a powerful difference. Today on World Heart Day, a global event that takes place every year to raise awareness about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), SAGE Publishing staff share some of the little lifestyle changes they will be making to help keep their hearts healthy. Ranging from exercise to diet and sleep, their methods are supported by a range of studies from SAGE’s cardiology journals.

At SAGE we know that innovative scholarly research is key to providing a platform for developing conversations around key areas of research and debate, including that of a better understanding of a disease that kills more people than any other around the world.  We are therefore delighted to support World Heart Day and showcase some of the key studies that are developing knowledge about how we can keep our hearts healthier:

Exercise

 “The SAGE Running Club will keep running (and laughing) together for our heart health”- The SAGE Running Club

Find out more about how lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease from the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: Changes in lifestyle modestly reduce the estimated cardiovascular disease risk in one-year follow-up of the Finnish diabetes prevention program (FIN-D2D)

 “I will run 2 times a week during my lunch break!” – Julia Young, Senior Marketing Manager

Read more about the benefits of cardiovascular activity for maintaining a healthy lifestyle from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Healthy lifestyle and heart rate variability in young adults

Diet

Kimberly Simpson I will make sure I eat a balanced diet to keep my heart healthy”- Kimberly Simpson, Marketing Executive

Read more about the benefits of eating healthy for reducing the risk of heart disease from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Why the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of heart disease

Kathleen Sargeant “I will incorporate more green vegetables into my weekly lunches”- Kathleen Sargeant, Senior Marketing Executive

Read more about the benefits of eating more vegetables from JRSM Cardiovascular Disease: The effect of green leafy and cruciferous vegetable intake on the incidence of cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis

Sleep

Aisling Sealy “I will try to get 8 hours sleep a night to keep my heart healthy”- Aisling Sealy, Marketing Executive

Read more about the how lack of sleep can affect the heart from the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology: Insomnia and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis

Follow the World Heart Day conversation with the hashtag #WorldHeartDay2017 and @SAGECardiology

 

 

 

     
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