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Pride BCN 2019: LGBTQ+ Community & Healthcare

What is Pride BCN?

Pride BCN is an event organized every year in Barcelona in order to celebrate Gay Pride and the LGBTQ+ Community. During the month of June and July, various festivities and events are organized by the city and ran throughout the streets. After a week, its closing celebration is a huge parade at the very end of June.

Pride Barcelona is an event for everyone. Whether it is those from Barcelona or those who have come to visit from all over the world. The event’s purpose is to come together and celebrate our differences. It is about realizing how deal with these differences in the right ways. As being unique individuals, there are many major general challenges we all tend to face at some point. Whether it is applying to a university, getting cut from a sports team, or not receiving a job, we have all been discriminated against in some way. 

Regardless of sexual orientation or gender roles, finding decent affordable health care is a major challenge for many people. Especially when abroad this can be difficult to find. Being LGBTQ+ can make it even harder. Many people in this community find it a struggle finding a healthcare provider they can trust for many reasons. 

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BCN Pride Parade

The Importance of Cardiovascular Health

The heart, a vital organ in our bodies beats about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. It functions 24/7, pumping million gallons of blood to every part of the body. It is one of the most essential organs keeping us alive. When the heart stops, other systems fail almost instantly. English speaking doctors in Barcelona say that a healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy heart, so it’s important that to do everything we can to take care of it. Simple life changes that affect heart health include losing/maintaining weight, eating healthy, staying active, reducing cholesterol, and maintaining blood pressure. Many problems can arise if we don’t take care of our heart. Heart disease is a range of conditions that affect your heart. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the world.

If you would like to know 6 simple tips to improve your cardiovascular health, don’t miss this post.

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