February is not just for Valentine’s Day hearts filled with chocolates, it is also American Heart Month. Why is it an important awareness initiative? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack.”
The good news is that the CDC is confident that by following the preventative measures listed below, heart disease can be controlled. Here at Motivators, we have excellent items to go along with these preventative steps and help your customers and/or coworkers on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s how you can spread awareness with promotional products:
Eat a healthy diet
Making the right food choices isn’t so easy sometimes. That’s why having our handy Good Nutrition Pocket Slider is helpful. Nutritionists & School Health programs will find this item to be a good giveaway because it gives tips on how to eat balanced meals whether at home or dining out.
Maintain a healthy weight
Five pounds turns into ten pounds, and ten pounds turns into 20. Many of us know how it goes. Being overweight or obese greatly increases your risk for heart disease. Remind everyone about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight by giving away our Managing Your Weight Pocket Slider. Weight loss centers can use these as handouts to offer tips on how to eat right and exercise, which are important for maintaining healthy weight.
Not only does exercise make you look and feel good, it’s one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy heart. The Surgeon General recommends that adults exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
Walking is the easiest way to get your heart rate going. A great product a gym or personal trainer can use to help promote exercise is our Clearview Pedometer. Your recipients will want to keep moving when they see how far they’ve walked and all the calories they’ve burned!
Monitor your blood pressure
High blood pressure is referred to as the “silent killer” because it often has no symptoms. To maintain a healthy heart, it is so important to keep your blood pressure in check. Motivators’ Blood Pressure: Healthy Living Pocket Slider is a good guide to give patients who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. A great item that Doctors’ offices, hospitals and even companies can distribute to those who need help quitting is the Stop Smoking – Quitting Tips & Cost Calculator Pocket Slider. It not only provides helpful tips on quitting, but also calculates how much money smokers can save by kicking this bad habit.
Check your cholesterol & manage your diabetes
Get regular checkups and monitor your blood sugar levels closely to keep your heart healthy. For tips on keeping track of cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure, give your clients Motivators’ Health Stats Key Points. It easily fits into wallets and purses so they can keep it on them at all times.
Take your medicine
Whether you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, it is very important to make sure you take your medication every day. Your patients will have no trouble remembering to take their medicine when you give them our Heart Pill Box with Compartments. It fits into pockets and bags, making it easy to take it anywhere.
Improving heart health isn’t difficult when you follow these steps. We can all make these changes with the help of promotional products. Motivators can help you promote your business and show just how much you care about others’ health!