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Workplace Wellness Efforts Help Encourage Heart Health

Posted: October 1, 2009

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Keys to a successful program, according to the policy statement, include:

  • Smoking/tobacco cessation and prevention
  • Regular physical activity
  • Stress management/reduction
  • Early detection/screening
  • Nutrition education and promotion
  • Weight management
  • Disease management
  • Cardiovascular disease education, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training
  • Work environment changes that encourage healthy behaviors and promote occupational health and safety

The policy statement was published Sept. 30 in the journal Circulation.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on physical activity.

HealthDay News, September 30, 2009