By Hawai’i Health Travel Staff. Images Courtesy of Hawai’i Tourism Authority and American Heart Association
It goes without saying that groove is in the heart. Especially in Hawai‘i.
The islands’ nature and culture offer healthy eating and exercise in abundance for the vibrancy of one’s heart—and correlated cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications should one not take heart, as it were, health advice.
According to the World Health Organization, CVD complications include coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.
While CVDs are the number one cause of death globally, over 80% of them can be prevented and reduced by simple lifestyle changes, advises the World Health Organization.
As the American Heart Association further articulates, “Individuals at risk of CVD may demonstrate raised blood pressure, glucose, and lipids as well as overweight and obesity. These can all be easily measured in primary care facilities. Identifying those at highest risk of CVDs and ensuring they receive appropriate treatment can prevent premature deaths.”
Hawai‘i embodies and offers all of these lifestyle changes, particularly preventive treatments with diet and lifestyle.
Whether organically grown fruit or fresh tuna off the boat, the readily accessible diet of Hawai’i, if taken seriously, contributes to reduced coronary disease, hypertension and stroke.
“Same same“, as they say, for diving, fishing, golfing, jogging, running, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, tennis playing, or walking.
Hawai’i got it all.
This goes double for later this year on August 8, 2020 for the O’ahu Heart Walk fundraiser. So far, they’ve raised USD $ 241,625 and are aiming to get USD$ 830,000 to decrease cases of CVDs to improve peoples’ quality of health span.
Talk about displaying proper heart for the public. They walk the walk.
Get involved with the O’ahu Heart Walk today: www.2heart.org