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Title: Heart Healthy Resources


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Heart Healthy Resources
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American Heart Association / American Stroke
Association IMPACT GOAL
By the year 2020 to improve the cardiovascular
health of all Americans by 20 while reducing
deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke
by 20
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Life is Why
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Healthy Employees are Why
  • Theres no better benefit to offer your employees
    than helping them have healthier, longer lives,
    whether your workplace is a school, corporation,
    hospital or any other type of worksite
  • By teaming up with the American Heart Association
    you can help your employees get on their way to
    better health

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Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition
  • Created to recognize employers who go above and
    beyond when it comes to their employees health
  • Focuses on three areas  Physical Activity,
    Nutrition and Culture
  • Review requirements here www.heart.org/fitfriendl
    y
  • Apply online at http//ffc.heart.org

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Worksite Wellness Kit
  • Encourages companies to give employees an excuse
    to get away from their desks
  • Your company can set up walking routes around the
    office and celebrate and reward employees who use
    them to make their sedentary lifestyle more
    active
  • Download your copy here

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Activity Tracker
  • With the free, online Activity Tracker, your
    employees can
  • Track their daily physical activity
  • Track their daily diet intake
  • Use our Google Map-based Walking Paths to find or
    create walking routes in their neighborhood,
    around work, and even around their hotel when
    traveling on business
  • Follow a personalized Walking Plan
  • Get nutrition and physical activity tips to help
    them achieve their goals
  • For more information, click here.

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Projection Lives Saved per Day in 2020
Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit
  • Created to help organizations improve their food
    environment and promote a culture of health by
    providing practical action steps and suggestions
    that are easy to understand and apply
  • Who should use the toolkit?
  • Anyone involved with procuring, providing or
    planning food and beverages in an
    organization/workplace -- from vending machines
    to catered special events can use this resource
    to learn how to make healthy changes. You can
    easily modify the guidance offered to fit the
    specific needs of your organization or office.
  • Download your copy here.

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My Life Check Lifes Simple 7
  • Designed with the goal of improved health by
    educating the public on how best to live
  • These measures have one unique thing in common
    any person can make these changes, the steps are
    not expensive to take and even modest
    improvements to your health will make a big
    difference.
  • Complete the My Life Check Assessment here
    http//mylifecheck.heart.org/

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Community Planning 2.0
  • To continue striving towards our 2020 Impact
    Goal, the American Heart Association is
    implementing Community Planning 2.0 to empower
    our local boards to make impacts in our
    communities.
  • The Lancaster Board of Directors has chosen to
    back the Lighten Up Lancaster Active
    Transportation groups efforts to establish more
    Complete Streets in Lancaster County as the
    primary focus, with a continued effort to make
    CPR training a graduation requirement for
    Lancaster schools as a secondary focus.

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National Start Walking Day
  • Wednesday, April 1st

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How to Get Involved Participate Sponsor Volunt
eer Share Your Why
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The Heart Ball is our premiere gala held
Saturday, February 7th at Lancaster Country Club.
The contributions raised at the Heart Ball
continue to fund biomedical research and ongoing
educational programs, resulting in lives saved
and enhanced health and wellness in our
community.
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Just a Little Heart Attack
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Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, May 1st at
Lancaster Country Club provides women with tips
and information on healthy eating, exercise and
risk factor reduction, such as smoking cessation,
weight maintenance, blood pressure control and
blood cholesterol management.
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The Lancaster Heart Walk brings 1,700 walkers
together to celebrate the benefits of heart
healthy living, while simultaneously raising
funds to support American Heart Associations
life-saving mission. Over 78 companies
participated this past September raising over
230,000. This years event will be held again at
Spooky Nook Sports Complex on Saturday, September
19th.
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Resource Index
  • www.heart.org
  • http//ffc.heart.org
  • www.heart.org/fitfriendly
  • http//www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Workp
    laceWellness/WorkplaceWellnessResources/The-Americ
    an-Heart-Associations-Worksite-Wellness-Kit_UCM_46
    0433_Article.jsp
  • http//www.startwalkingnow.org/start_workplace.jsp
  • http//www.startwalkingnow.org/mystart_tracker.jsp
  • http//www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Workp
    laceWellness/WorkplaceWellnessResources/Healthy-Wo
    rkplace-Food-and-Beverage-Toolkit_UCM_465195_Artic
    le.jsp
  • http//mylifecheck.heart.org/
  • www.heart.org/nutritioncenter
  • www.heart.org/lancasterwalk

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