Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the world’s leading killer, causing 1 in every 3 deaths. In the Philippines, cardiovascular diseases are also the number one cause of death. Certain occupational exposures will exacerbate the acquisition of such diseases.
According to the World Health Organization, the cause of heart attacks and strokes of most Filipino workers are combination of risk factors, such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and use of alcohol, hypertension, diabetes, and high level of cholesterol.
Sa buwan ng mga Puso, dapat malusog ang puso.
It is never too late to start changing your lifestyle towards a healthier heart. As a worker, here are few practical steps you can follow.