Heart association makes recommendations on workplace wellness programs
Dallas – Workplace wellness programs do not fully address employees’ heart health, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.
An AHA advisory panel examined research on wellness programs and six major health recognition programs. According to a press release, the panel identified two crucial gaps: recognition programs inconsistently score wellness programs, and wellness programs gloss over workers’ cardiovascular health.
AHA recommends seven factors that can help prevent heart disease among employees:
- Be more active
- Control cholesterol
- Eat healthier
- Manage blood pressure
- Lose weight
- Reduce blood sugar
- Quit smoking
Additionally, AHA’s “My Life Check” tool measures a person’s heart health based on the seven metrics.
The report was published online April 13 in the journal Circulation.