Shakhtar marked World Heart Day

Thursday, September 29, 2016



Held each year on 29 September, World Heart Day is organised by the World Heart Federation and supported by UEFA. Its goal is raising awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and educating people on the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle

In 2016, FC Shakhtar Donetsk has joined the Power Your Life campaign. The first-team players Darijo SrnaAndriy PyatovTaras StepanenkoEduardo and Bernard supported the initiative and had photos of themselves taken in support of the event.

Working together with the European football family, we can all make a significant contribution to reducing premature mortality and disability. CVD can be prevented by making a few simple daily changes in everyone’s life:

- eating and drinking more healthily;
- taking more exercise;
- stopping smoking.

Together with World Heart Federation and UEFA, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to live a longer, better, heart-healthy life! Please consider the following daily rules:

- fuel yur heart (to adopt a healthier diet that is lower in fat, salt and sugar and to moderate your intake of alcohol over the course of the week);

- move your heart (to maintain an active lifestyle, aiming for at least 30 minutes of physical activity five times per week – playing football is one way to achieve this);

- love your heart (for individuals to seek professional support in attempting to quit smoking).