On World Heart Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the significance of our heart. A tiny organ, no bigger than our fist, but it holds the essence of our biological survival and symbolizes so much more. When I hear of young individuals succumbing to heart ailments, it deeply saddens me. Most of these tragedies stem from a lifestyle gone wrong.

In this era, stress and unhealthy habits are rampant, leading to heart diseases. And awareness is the first step towards prevention. Let’s prioritise our heart health by adopting sustainable lifestyles, connecting with nature, spending quality time with our loved ones, and reducing unnecessary stress. Journaling and practicing gratitude can also be therapeutic and beneficial for our heart’s well-being.

I recently came across a study about ‘Blue Zones’ – regions where people live much longer than average. One such zone is in Okinawa, Japan, where the locals live past 100, their hearts beating strong and healthy. The secret? A combination of a balanced diet, regular physical activity, strong community bonds, and a stress-free life.

On this day, let’s pledge to make conscious choices for our heart’s health.

Research, reflect, and act. Your heart deserves it. ❤️