The heart pumps blood through the blood vessels and constantly supplies the organs and the brain with oxygen. Day after day, month after month, year after year, 2.6 million liters of blood are pumped through our circulatory system annually.
Living a heart-healthy lifestyle pays off! It helps keep your blood vessels, heart and other organs working properly.
Nine out of ten heart attacks and strokes are the result of factors that can be measured and controlled. If you know your risk factors, you can take preventive steps to treat and/or change them.
37 percent of all deaths in Switzerland are due to cardiovascular diseases such as arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and coronary heart disease.
Modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:
During a 15-minute appointment, your cholesterol and blood sugar will be checked with just a small prick of the finger. Your blood pressure and body mass index will also be measured. In addition, you'll be asked questions regarding your smoking habits, stress, diet and exercise behavior.
Using this information, your heart attack and stroke risk over the next ten years will be calculated. At the end, you'll receive brief, one-on-one counseling.
The specialists from the Institut für Arbeitsmedizin ifa will carry out the campaign at your location.
Your results are subject to medical confidentiality and may not be given to the employer.
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