World Heart Day – Learn About The Heart Of Your Health!
Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD!
World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and to encourage everyone to make some simple, small changes to our daily routines to ensure that we reduce these terrible statistics. (Check out our Special Offer at the end of this blog post!)
3B Scientific are committed to ensuring that comprehensive high quality tools are available for hands-on learning opportunities that teach us the consequences of harmful lifestyle choices. The use of tobacco, and exposure to secondhand smoke, kills 6 million people a year and contributes to almost 10% of CVD cases. And yet, for a person who takes the decision to learn about the harmful effects of tobacco and stop their smoking habit they can reduce their risk of coronary heart disease substantially. Within 15 years of quitting cigarettes, the risk of CVD is reduced to the same level as a non-smoker.
Demonstrating the anatomy of the heart and showing students the visual effects that smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise have can be extremely effective. The human body is a complex system but explaining it to non-medics can be simple with the use of 3B Scientific’s realistic and anatomically correct models.
5 Tips for Avoiding Cardiovascular Disease
- It’s as simple as ABC – keep Active, monitor your Blood pressure and check your Cholesterol levels.
- Ask your doctor whether taking aspirin every day is appropriate for you.
- Choose a healthy eating plan and choose foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. Mix in plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, oily fish, nuts, legumes and seeds. You could even experiment and try to eat a few meat-free meals a week. It’s important to limit sugar-sweetened drinks and alcohol (which also contains a lot of sugar).
- Do not smoke … if you do, QUIT!
- Be physically active – adding small activities throughout the day can lead to an extra hour of activity every day. Walk to work, take the stairs, walk the long way round to where you parked your car, join a walking group at the weekend, if you don’t have your own offer to take a neighbours dog for a walk. There are plenty of other activities, aside from joining a gym, that will help improve your heart health, flexibility and improve your social life too!
Did you know that heart attack symptoms can be different for women?
Both men and women are likely to experience similar heart attack symptoms but women are more likely to experience additional common symptoms such as shortness of breath, pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, upper back pressure or extreme fatigue.
Both men and women should call for emergency medical help if experiencing the following symptoms:
- Uncomfortable pressure or squeezing in the centre of your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back again.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort.
- Additional signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Ask for help
Never be afraid to go to your doctor or healthcare clinic and ask for a medical check-up, or advice, about any symptoms that you’re experiencing.
This offer cannot be combined with any other 3B Scientific offer. Use the promo code during check out or inform your customer service representative when placing your order over the phone.
This offer is valid until October 31, 2018.
*except for the Anatomy Set Heart bundle (8000845)