Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn September 29, 2000, the world first celebrated World Heart Day. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, and World Heart Day encourages people and communities to invest in heart-healthy lifestyle choices.Limiting tobacco use, choosing healthy foods, and getting plenty of exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease. Communities can reduce the risk of heart disease by creating smoke-free zones, providing healthy school meals, and making sure people have access to green spaces for exercise. Investing in heart-healthy environments not only creates a healthier population, but reduces expenditures on health care.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry access Noun
ability to use.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
a style of cooking.
organized public display of support or criticism for a policy or event.
to inspire or support a person or idea.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
display, often in a museum.
cost or expense.
fast food Noun food prepared in large quantities by a standardized method and dispensed quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere. food Noun
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
Encyclopedic Entry: food health care Noun
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
heart disease Noun
illness affecting the heart and circulatory system.
to contribute time or money.
way of living, including cultural, economic, and social habits.
to restrict or keep to a certain amount.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
to encourage or help.
to lower or lessen.
initial evaluation of an individual used to identify the presence of a disease.
meeting for holding discussions on a specific topic.
injury caused by a blood clot in the brain.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.
plant whose leaves are smoked or chewed as a mild narcotic.
area separated from others by artificial or natural divisions.
Encyclopedic Entry: zone