By Lee-Ann Watanabe, Wellness Educator
February marks the 56th consecutive American Heart Month and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s no secret February is all about hearts!
The American Heart Association urges people to take care of their hearts year-round. Consider these facts provided by AHA:
- Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart attacks affect more people every year than the population of Dallas, Texas.
- 83% believe that heart attacks can be prevented but aren’t motivated to do anything.
- 72% of Americans don’t consider themselves at risk for heart disease.
- And 58% put no effort into improving their heart health.
As a Corporate Wellness Company, we work alongside businesses to determine their unique wellness needs and the best ways to engage their unique workforce.
We had the pleasure of working with Coffman Engineers during their workplace 30-day wellness challenge. We worked with Coffman to first lay a strong foundation; a corporate wellness culture where employees and management were equally on board with the company’s wellness vision. This is key to sustainable workplace wellness program success.
To take advantage of Heart Health month in your office, include education and challenges centered on heart health and how to keep certain risk factors under control. Employees may need your help to learn where to begin. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle does take some effort because it involves changing daily habits. Consider bringing in support. At WYAO Hawaii, our wellness experts are often asked to visit various corporations to provide the gentle nudges and heart health education that many employees desire.
Another great opportunity to consider is forming a workplace team to participate in the 2020 Oahu Heart Walk. The 1 mile or 4.5-mile course loops around Kapiolani Park and beautiful Diamond Head.
If you need assistance with your 2020 workplace wellness program, contact us today for your free consultation.
What is WYAO?
WYAO is an acronym. It stands for “WORK your ass off”.
When we first started WYAO, we asked ourselves the question, what does it take to get healthy? And the simple answer is, it takes Work. And Work is often viewed as a bad word. But it doesn’t have to be. The right kind of Work can be fun; it can be educational; Work can be a journey; it can be the path to a goal. But Work is always the road to success. And WYAO Hawaii is there to partner with you and your company in the right kind of Work.
So, WYAO isn’t just an acronym. It’s a statement.
WYAO to get FIT
WYAO to get HEALTHY
WYAO to FEEL GOOD
WYAO to MINDFULNESS
WYAO to WELLNESS
We look forward to boosting your employee productivity and your bottom line in 2020!
WYAO Hawaii is designed to support companies in the shift from an ‘activity-based’ wellness program to a thriving, integrated results-oriented wellness system. We are grounded in a nationally recognized and research-based model to assist companies through a seven-step sequence toward Workplace Wellness Success.