World Heart Day is recognized on September 29 each year. Created by the World Heart Federation, the day is meant to increase public awareness of cardiovascular disease, its global impact, and how to prevent it.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with the majority of deaths attributed to coronary heart disease or stroke. Some factors that lead to cardiovascular disease include a poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. These are known as “modifiable factors” — behaviors that can be altered and made better by patients and their primary care providers.
As an employer, you have a vested interest in employees’ health and well-being. For World Heart Day, consider sharing the checklist below with your workforce — they can save and bring this checklist to their next wellness exam to better guide a conversation about heart health with their provider.
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