Amsterdam, the Netherlands – On the occasion of World Heart Day tomorrow, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology and proud partner of the World Heart Federation (WHF), is calling for people to make a personal promise to keep their heart, and all other hearts healthy. Philips and the WHF share a joint ambition to encourage everyone to improve their own cardiovascular health, and help improve the cardiovascular health of others.
Philips’ ‘heart promise’ encourages a small lifestyle change that can make a powerful difference to people’s heart health, such as eating a healthy, balanced diet, doing 30 minutes of activity a day or giving up smoking, all of which can help to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). To make their promise to support heart health, consumers can visit http://www.worldheart.org and make a public pledge using #WorldHeartDay and tagging www.facebook.com/worldheartfederation.
“It’s well understood that a healthy, nutritious balanced diet that majors on homemade foods, with less fat, is key to maintaining a healthy heart,” said Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of the Personal Health businesses at Royal Philips. “However, what is probably less well known among consumers is that clean air is also essential to heart health, which is why we’re fully behind WHF’s efforts on World Heart Day 2018 to create wider awareness of this increasingly important CVD risk factor. In addition, we want to raise awareness of the role each of us can play in providing emergency care when a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, which can happen to anyone.”