Promoting a Healthy Heart
A healthy heart is vital for the existence of any human life. There is no need for a debate that the heart is one of the most important organs, probably the most important organ, of the human body. The lives of humans depends on it and when the heart stops beating it denotes the ends of our lives expect in emergency situations whereby resuscitation can enable a heart which has momentarily stopped beating to come back to life.
Nevertheless, I must state that the human nature, value and purpose are correlated with one’s heart. I don’t know much about psychology, but there are these believe that a good heart helps in uniting humans and helping us coexist peacefully. Whatever that means it symbolizes the importance of the human heart in our daily interactions and activities. Basically, what I wanted to say is that scientifically a healthy heart can mean a more prolonged life to human being and thus it is of much importance to ensure that we have a healthy heart.
That means that we live a healthy lifestyle. But if we have to look at the pressures that we face today, most of the activities that pro mote a healthy heart may be far from reach. We live in a society whereby work has been accorded high priorities and there’s little time for us to exercise as we yearn to make an extra buck to live a ‘comfortable’ life.
Food retailers and producers furnish us with junk foods rich in cholesterol and are produced with little regards of our health, the policies regarding a healthy living have much degraded or have altogether been disregarded and much worse our lifestyle behaviors have seen most of the youth and a portion of the adults get involved in some behaviors which may induce heart diseases such as using drugs. The list is long but I decided to touch just but a few.
Helping People to Choose Better Lifestyles to improve proper Heart Functioning
There is thus the need to promote a paradigm shift in the way we perceive much of our living if at all we are to promote a healthy lifestyle. I’m a clergy in a local church and I lost a personal friend and a clergyman to a coronary disease after he suffered from stroke which hater turned to heart attack and claimed his life. I had all reasons to have my audience take part in the various events scheduled for the world heart day.
Notably I wanted to involve the youth, most of whom may be exposed to irresponsible behaviors such as smoking, taking drugs or consuming alcohol which are also leading causes of heart diseases. Therefore I called a youth summit to prepare for the event, I wanted to make the various activities that we would get involved in more friendly and encouraging so that I could tap quiet a handful number of young people.
Among the several projects that I had in mind was helping the youth to speak out about what troubled them. It is clear that today the youth are faced with many stressful decisions and moments and most of them choose to keep all that to themselves. This can be detrimental to their growth and is also dangerous because they can be easily lured to drugs, alcohol and other irresponsible behavior.
There’s Need to Involve Everyone in the Fight against Heart Conditions
I had a meeting with the parents and other senior members of the church whereby we agreed that we they would have to listen to the youngsters in the church. However, this would be done in an unconventional way where we would get the youth to confide to the adults whom they feel comfortable with, even though not relate and the adult had to guide them the proper way by giving the best solution.
We held a three day workshop with the mature adults on the best ways to approach to issues that the youth would be facing and another three with the youths as the church tried to show them the importance of confiding what was getting in their lives.
After the workshops, we held several activities with both parties, including sporting events and after-church meetings where we encouraged the youths to get to know about the seniors that they emulated in the church. This was part of getting them familiarized and be free with them.
Then I had a seminar with the youth on the need to have them participate in the various event scheduled for events of the World Hearty Day by sharing their views and being ready to help those with heart diseases. Before the world heart day arrived, the youth met with the church seniors and many of them shred their experiences that challenged them. As advised, the seniors were in position to talk to the youth and advice them appropriately.
This in turn raised the confidence of most of the youth and brought about the culture of togetherness and the need to share, help and be with each other. They also didn’t disappoint me by showing up in great numbers as we visited a local Heart & Lung Center to bring the message of hope to those afflicted.