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Date:9/30/2009

ites," Carnethon said. "We are hoping this paper shows employers large and small the benefits these programs may provide to both their employees and their bottom line."

Keys to a successful program, according to the policy statement, include:

  • Smoking/tobacco cessation and prevention
  • Regular physical activity
  • Stress management/reduction
  • Early detection/screening
  • Nutrition education and promotion
  • Weight management
  • Disease management
  • Cardiovascular disease education, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training
  • Work environment changes that encourage healthy behaviors and promote occupational health and safety

The policy statement was published Sept 30 in Circulation.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on physical activity.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, Sept. 30, 2009


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