Each February, awareness around heart disease occurs. The goal is to urge our population to reduce risk factors associated with developing cardiovascular disease because it remains the number one killer of both men and women.
In fact, according to the American Heart Association, every 80 seconds, one woman is killed by heart disease or stroke—which is more than all forms of cancers combined.
Individuals need to make their heart health a priority. Scheduling a visit with a healthcare provider for a preventive check-up, measuring blood pressure, checking cholesterol and looking for all signs of illness are all vital components.
There are dozens of ways to spread awareness around heart disease to your employees but, please consider these two:
Let’s begin to have the conversations about just how important heart health is.