Heart Health Awareness Starts with Your Brand
Use your brand to promote heart health awareness.
Heart disease affects all of us. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the risk factors and take steps to alleviate them. February is heart health awareness month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to use your brand to fight this dangerous disease.
Here’s how you can help:
Educate on the risk factors – There are lots of risk factors contributing to heart health, including lifestyle, race and diet. Bring in an expert to screen for conditions like high blood pressure and educate at-risk or potentially at-risk people on the dangers they may be facing.
Get people moving – According to the American Health Association, 80 percent of heart disease is preventable with healthy lifestyle choices and risk factor management. And that includes getting regular exercise. Encourage your staff and business partners to get moving with products like water bottles to keep them hydrated, sweatbands to keep them dry and fitness trackers to monitor progress. Consider starting a weight loss or fitness challenge to get people onboard and keep them motivated.
Enable healthy food choices – Diet plays a huge role in heart health. Use your brand to help people ditch the burgers and fries and replace them with healthier options. Heart-healthy foods are those low in saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. Encourage everyone to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and choose whole grains over processed carbs. A salad bowl set is a great giveaway to encourage people to bring their lunch instead of running out for fast food.
Encourage smokers to kick the habit – Everyone knows by now that smoking is bad for you. Encourage the smokers in your workplace to quit by offering incentives and rewards. Consider starting a support group to help people fighting nicotine cravings.
Heart health awareness is important and it’s a great way to use your brand to make an important difference in the lives of others. Plus, healthier employees are happier and more productive too. That’s a true win-win for everyone.