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World Health Day

un-world-health-dayEvery year, The World Health Organization (WHO) organise an event called “world health day” which helps to raise awareness to health issues and each year, has a different theme. In 2012, the theme was Ageing. This year, the theme is High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure can lead to more problems if left untreated, including kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes, which is why it is so important to raise awareness and learn how to lower our blood pressure.

1 in 3 adults worldwide suffer from high blood pressure, but reducing your risk can be quite simple.

A few ways to help reduce your blood pressure, including reducing salt intake, stop smoking, eat a well balanced diet, take regular exercise and keep alcohol levels down.

The aim of the WHO is to raise awareness of causes, and ways to reduce your blood pressure.

World Health Day is on April 7th 2013.

For more information, please visit – http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

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