HEART HEALTH NEWS
For adults, running offers unmatched health benefits. It lowers your risk of heart attack or stroke. We often don’t think of the heart as a muscle, but it is. Running increases your heart to increase blood flow, training the muscle to pump more efficiently.
Fewer women in cardiology “unfortunately creates an opinion that heart disease is not a disease that affects women; if there aren’t women in the field, it must not affect them. That is incorrect as we know,” stated Dr. Donna Phelan.
One of the challenges with stroke is that it can happen at any time to anyone. “When a stroke occurs, it has symptoms that vary from patient to patient. It can be anything from a speech problem to a blind spot developing on the right or left side of your field of vision, causing a car accident.” shared Dr. Alan Boulos.
Stress is the number one contributor to heart health problems in the workplace. “People are talking more about mental and heart health now more than ever. A lot of people in the community are engaged, and so are employers.”
Regular activity and exercise are two of the most important things you can do every day for your heart health. But how, and how much?
There are two reasons why employee health and fitness are vital. Healthy workers are more productive workers, and that helps the company’s bottom line. Healthy workplace activities and programs reduce the development of chronic disease risk factors, lowering cases of cardiovascular diseases, and deaths from cancer.