Know Your Numbers for Heart Health: February Challenge
This year, we’re continuing to release simple and practical guides for workplace wellness, vetted by our experienced health coaching team, who are experts in heart health and other wellness topics. They are also registered dietitians!
Heart health relies on a number of key risk factors, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels, diabetes, blood pressure, being overweight, physical activity, and stress to name a few. By understanding your own risk factors—and measuring them—you can lower your risk for heart disease.
The following facts about heart health are probably familiar to you, but they are worth a review:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
- 57 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes. At this stage, long-term damage to the heart and circulatory system may already be occurring.
- Moderate lifestyle changes for pre-diabetics can reduce the onset of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
This February, bring heart health awareness to your workplace with a themed wellness event. Our exclusive monthly download for members of our community includes step by step instructions for hosting a heart health event for your coworkers. Lifestyle changes have a real, measurable ability to prevent heart disease—empower your workplace with information that inspires positive behavior change.