Monday, February 4, 2008

Teach Your Employees About their Risks for Heart Disease

February is heart healthy month. Why not post information on your intranet or have a cardiac trivia contest at your office? Employers, counties, and states are taking action to help employees know their risk factors and take steps to reduce their chances of developing heart disease The American Heart Association recognizes six modifiable health conditions that have been identified as increasing risk of heart disease. These are:
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • tobacco smoke
  • physical inactivity
  • obesity or overweight
  • diabetes

Employees can reduce their risk of heart disease by first becoming aware of their personal risk factors. Knowledge is power! Start helping your employees to better heart health today.

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