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Some of the figures quoted make  your head reel. Heart disease is surely becoming a major threat as it spreads to relatively younger people, primarily because of their stress and lifestyle. September 28 is World Heart Day. Resolve, please, for your sake and that of your family that you will spend a short time understanding your current risk of becoming a victim of heart disease.

It appears that India will have the dubious distinction of being the country with the highest number of heart ailments by 2010. India will be home to an estimated 60 million coronary patients. The age group of those afflicted with heart disease is also coming down year after year. It has become quite common for people in their 30s and 40s to fall prey to heart disease.

An article in NDTV reports  that heart disease and strokes together claim a whopping 17.5 million lives each year. Take a few minutes to see this site– it is well worth investing the time. It tells you how by adopting a more careful lifestyle you can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Recently I received a mailer from Wockhardt Hosital. For a free booklet on how to keep your heart healthy, write to care @wockhardthospitals.com.

Most of us unfortunately tend to be reactive and act only when we become victims of heart ailments. Why not take steps to stay fit before you actually end up with an attack?

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This is Post No: 300 of the “A Step A Day” series : To provide perspective and provoke thought to facilitate self-development across a wide spectrum of issues- big and small- crucial for executive success.