Posted on February 02, 2021 3:05 PM
Is your medical practice ready to celebrate Heart Month in February 2021? With awareness of health matters steadily increasing, 2021 is the perfect year to lead in this annual campaign with your patients and staff.
The American Heart Association sponsors Heart Month every year to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the cause of death for more than 600,000 Americans annually. Considered the nation’s number one cause of death, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Common risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol consumption.
Here are 5 ways to celebrate heart health during Heart Month:
1. Host a Heart Healthy Day
Start your Heart Month celebration at the beginning of February by providing patients and staff with information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Promote your messages about eating healthy and getting enough exercise by creating a display in your office that offers information about how to make these heart-healthy choices and distribute branded promotional items that show your commitment to heart health, such as heart-shaped magnets and stress relievers, pens, and pencils with hearts, drinkware with hearts, and notebooks with hearts for journaling healthy food and activities.
2. Highlight Healthy Eating
Encourage your patients and staff to drink more water and eat more vegetables and fruit when you provide them with branded information and promotional items, such as a food diary journal to track food choices, reusable water bottles, branded bottles of chilled water, fruit baskets, and fitness trackers.
3. Celebrate National Wear Red Day®
National Wear Red Day, which is part of the American Heart Association’s GoRed for Women® campaign, is the first Friday of February each year. This year it is on Friday, February 5th, 2021, and celebrations are designed to support the GoRed campaign’s mission of creating awareness of the issue of heart health among women. Try outfitting your staff with branded red t-shirts and hats that display your heart-healthy message.
4. Host CPR Training
Sponsor an American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training session at your office for staff and patients to show your support for reducing heart disease-related deaths. Post branded CPR instructions throughout your office and distribute branded promotional items, such as heart key chains and magnets, t-shirts and hats with hearts, and fitness trackers to thank participants for learning about this life-saving technique.
5. Make Valentine’s Day “Love Your Heart Day”
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight a “Take it to Heart” campaign for heart disease awareness. Great branded giveaways that send your heartfelt health message include stuffed animals, ceramic mugs, and other drinkware with hearts, along with heart-shaped sticky notes and stress relievers.
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Contact our local Fully Promoted professionals today for your creative branded promotional products that celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Month 2021. We will work with you to select promotional products that fit the theme and your budget.