February 2013 - National Heart Month

The heart is one of the most important organs, in charge of pumping blood, it carries oxygen and nutrients to other parts of our body helping us to grow and remain healthy.

Cardiovascular disease is the UK's biggest killer. According to the British Heart Foundation: it kills one in six men and one in nine women! Heart disease is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths in the UK each year (an average of 220 people each day). As well as being the leading cause of death, nearly 2.7 million people in the UK are living with heart disease.

What is the secret to looking after your heart?

The secret is to understand what it means to really take care of yourself. You can and should follow the usual steps of leading a healthy lifestyle – a healthy diet, exercising regularly, avoid smoking and reduce your alcohol intake. You can also listen to the warning signs your body gives you but you need to be aware of the things your body can't tell you about – cholesterol, family history, etc.

Throughout February Clarity Healthcare will be raising awareness and explaining how you can look after your heart.

We have various options available as detailed below, please contact your Account Manager or Clarity Healthcare for more information.

Option 1

Guidance on Links and Marketing Literature www.bhf.org.uk
Option 2 Marketing literature delivered to your site and placed by the representative in the agreed areas.
Option 3 Health awareness day on-site undertaken by an Occupational Health Professional, providing consultation and guidance, literature and appropriate support networks.
Option 4 Customised programme for your organisation

Source:
http://www.bhf.org.uk/#&panel1-1
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Coronary-heart-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 



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