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On the occasion of the World Heart Day 2010, which will be in Slovakia on 26th September 2010, was held on 22nd September 2010 a press conference in which also participated the First Lady of Slovakia Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová. As she stated, "cardiovascular diseases are an issue for all of us, since illness is often detected only when it is too late. With our bustling lifestyle and poor eating habits is this disease the highest cause of premature death."
First Lady of Slovakia for several years supported activities aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease – not just the campaigns in the Month of Heart Themes (MOST), but also through her own healthy lifestyle project conducted by the Slovak Foundation of Silvia Gašparovičová – Education and health for Everybody. "We want to ensure that children from an early age eat healthly, follow the drinking regime and have more exercise. At children we have to cooperate not only with teachers but also with parents. I firmly believe that in the fight against unhealthy school buffet offers will also be actively involved parents who will be no longer indifferent to what their child eats at school," said Silvia Gašparovičová.
She also reported that this year the healthy lifestyle for children is supported by the company sanofi-aventis and Zentiva in the joint project ´Go Fit´. "It is directed at prevention of lifestyle-related diseases in schools and aims to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle of children at four selected primary schools. The project has already started with support of the Ministry of Education and the guarantee of professional partners in the health sector. In a short time we will present the project to other schools and the public," said Silvia Gašparovičová.
With this year’s World Heart Day slogan - "Work with Heart " - the World Heart Federation aims to encourage people to adopt work habits that are healthy for the heart, irrespective of the country in which they work and regardless of the type of work. The World Heart Federation, together with the member organizations involved in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, in this regard calls upon national governments, the health workers, employers and individuals. They try to reduce the risk of these diseases and ensure a longer and better life through prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases.