Though the “heart” is often thought of in terms of love and Valentines during February, it is also American Heart Month, in terms of Heart Health and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, and is the leading cause of disability as well. Cardiovascular Disease prevents many from enjoying family activities and from working! According to the CDC, Cardiovascular disease costs the United States over $300 billion a year in healthcare services, medications, and lost work productivity.
How do we, as employees, prevent loss of work productivity due to Cardiovascular Disease? By controlling and managing our diet, physical activity, tobacco use, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes in order to prevent and combat Cardiovascular Disease.