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American Heart Month

This February, we’re not just celebrating Valentine’s Day, but also something equally close to our hearts – American Heart Month! By taking the time to learn about heart health and safety this month, you can help create a prepared workplace for yourself and your coworkers. Check out our quick tips below, and learn more from the National Institute of Health.

  • Know CPR: Being trained in CPR can be a lifesaver in emergency situations. If you’ve never been certified or need a refresher, ask your supervisor about CPR learning opportunities. The American Heart Association (AHA) also offers courses both in-person and online.
  • Stay informed about AEDs: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can significantly increase the chances of survival for someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. Familiarize yourself with the location of AEDs in your workplace and know how to use them.
  • Take Regular Breaks: If working in a physically demanding environment, make sure to take regular breaks to rest and hydrate. This helps reduce stress on your body and prevents fatigue-related accidents.
  • Heart Health Outside of Work: Regular health screenings can help identify risk factors for heart disease early on. Additionally, incorporating daily movement, maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet, and getting enough quality sleep outside of work can further support heart health and overall well-being.