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Employees want more help dealing with workplace stress, new report finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stress in the workplace can take a significant toll on health, and many people are looking to their employers for help.

The problem is, many workplaces don’t have programs that are proven to help people rebound from job-related stress, according to employees surveyed in a new […]

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Workplace|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees want more help dealing with workplace stress, new report finds

More than 500 companies recognized for making healthier workplaces

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 5.5 million employees at 540 companies across the U.S. are now benefiting from workplace health programs that follow best practices defined by the American Heart Association.

The AHA recognized the companies Tuesday for their efforts in improving workplace health based on a science-based analysis […]

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Workplace|Tags: , , |Comments Off on More than 500 companies recognized for making healthier workplaces

Almost every employee in a new study faces increased risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study found that nearly all of about 400,000 employees at large companies nationwide face increased risk of heart disease and stroke from obesity, high blood pressure, poor diet and other risk factors.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, illustrate the need […]

Workplace stress, sleep among top employee concerns

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than a quarter of workers are stressed out, according to a national workplace health survey released Tuesday by the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable.

According to the Nielsen-conducted survey of 2,009 employees, 28 percent experience stress as a result of work. Many want their employers […]

CEO Roundtable tackling health in the U.S. workplace

The three co-chairs of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable talk during a meeting of the Roundtable in July: From left: Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chair of KKR & Co. L.P.; American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown; and Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.
More than 20 chief […]

Dennis begins second year as AHA chair with gusto

Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.”

He’s exhibit A. It took a few heart attacks and a quadruple bypass to get him involved.

While recovering, a rehabilitation nurse challenged him to raise […]