Break for Safety: Heart Health

Break For Safety_HeartHealth-01Envirocon is committed to the health and well-being of all employees, and is proactive in promoting a healthy work environment. This Break for Safety focus is: Heart Health.

February, while short, is known for the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Black History Month, and for Heart Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. This month, Million Hearts (a co-lead initiative on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is challenging Americans to start one new, heart-healthy behavior. Even one small change can make a big difference.

The CDC encourages adding exercise to your daily routine, increasing healthy eating, and taking steps to quit smoking. As always, it’s important to have regular check-ups with your doctor, and work with your healthcare professional to set personal goals to improving your heart health.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is also working to raise heart health awareness among women with their Go Red Campaign. Too often heart disease is associated with older men, and women sometimes ignore important signs.

Recently, a Go Red Luncheon was held in Missoula, MT, and the Washington Companies sponsored the attendance for several Envirocon employees. It was an educational event, and the proceeds helped fund critical life-saving research and further educational programs for women.

Envirocon’s most important asset is our employees. We encourage everyone to Take a Break for Safety and learn more about Heart Health.