Prioritize Heart Health: World Heart Day 29th September 2023

On this World Heart Day, marked every 29th of September, we are reminded of the importance of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to be the leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 17.9 million deaths annually. Responsible businesses are recognising the critical need to address this health crisis.

Cardiovascular diseases encompass a range of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. These include coronary artery disease, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and more. They are responsible for nearly one-third of all global deaths, making them the primary cause of mortality worldwide.

The rise of CVDs can be attributed to a multitude of factors, including unhealthy lifestyles, poor dietary choices, lack of physical activity, and an aging population. However, the good news is that many CVDs are preventable through lifestyle modifications and early intervention. We should all aim to Eat healthy, Get active, Stay at a healthy weight, Quit smoking, Control your cholesterol and blood pressure, Drink alcohol only in moderation, Manage stress.

One of the key components in the battle against cardiovascular diseases is timely intervention.

Imagine having a well trained team of competent first aiders who are equipped with lifesaving defibrillators and instinctively know how to respond during a cardiac emergency this can be the difference between life and death. Essential 6 Ltd is committed to equipping individuals and businesses with the skills and tools needed to respond effectively to such emergencies.

Our comprehensive first aid training programs cover essential aspects, including recognising the signs of a heart attack, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These skills are invaluable, not just in saving lives but also in reducing the long-term impact of CVDs on survivors.

Our certified instructors ensure that employees are well-prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies, fostering a safer and compliant working environment.

In addition to training, we offer high-quality defibrillators for purchase. AEDs are vital tools for restoring a normal heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. Having these devices readily available in workplaces, public spaces, and homes can significantly increase the chances of survival.

World Heart Day serves as a poignant reminder of the global impact of cardiovascular diseases. As the leading cause of death worldwide, CVDs demand our attention and action.

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and pave the way for a healthier, heart-conscious future. Contact Essential 6 today to learn more about our training programs and life-saving equipment.

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