According to the American Heart Association, strokes and heart disease are the leading killers worldwide. Stroke is also the most preventable cause of disability. As you would suspect, early prevention is the leading way to avoid heart issues later in life which is why you should get your employees started on the road to heart health now.
Promote Regular Exercise
Help your employees become more active during the workday by creating an environment that encourages physical activity. Walking meetings are a great way to get outside and working on those daily steps. Encourage friendly competition between employees to see who can win a weight challenge or who can take the most steps in a day. The heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised!
A Diet That Promotes Heart Health
Enjoy a healthier diet by sponsoring a pot luck at the office where employees can share their favorite heart healthy dishes. Vending machines could offer snacks that are low fat, low trans fat and less sodium. When you make a healthier diet a topic in the workplace, your employees will take that home with them at the end of the day.
Creating a smoke-free workplace will go a long way towards promoting your employees’ heart health. Smoking increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and has been shown to damage the lining of arteries. Smoking increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. In fact the risks of smoking are so significant, the surgeon general says it is the “leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the U. S.”
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