CINTAS AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP
Cintas supports the American Heart Association with the mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Cintas is AHA’s largest training center with over 200,000 of our customers’ employees trained on life-saving skills. To keep our partners safe and healthy, it is important that we continue to partner with and support this world-class organization. Here are a few ways our partners contribute:
LIVE WELL! Program
– The Cintas LIVE WELL! Program was created to help partners and their families live and maintain healthy lifestyles. Partners receive free personal health evaluation screenings with a confidential personalized health report.
Go Red for Women
– On Friday, February 7, 2014 Cintas partners raised awareness and wore red in support of National Wear Red Day.
Mercy Health Heart Mini Run/Walk
– In the month of March, Cintas partners all over the country took part in races held in various cities. While this year’s results are still being tabulated, last year we surpassed both our fundraising and recruitment goals, raising a total of $98,810.42 and recruiting 772 members. And, we were the biggest fundraiser of all the Fortune 1000 companies outside of healthcare.
What Can YOU Do?
Contact your local American Heart Association to learn how you can get involved in raising awareness, donate your time or participate in an event.
And personally, you can start by living and maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle to combat heart disease. Regular exercise, being smoke-free, eating a balanced diet and scheduling regular health screenings with medical professionals are great pillars for our well-being. According to the American Heart Association, you don’t have to make big changes to reduce heart attack and stroke risk, just follow these 7 healthy habits that could save your life:
– If you smoke, quit.
Monitor your blood pressure
– Keep your numbers below 120/80 Hg.
Maintain a healthy weight
– Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.
Watch your cholesterol
– Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL.
Control your blood sugar
– Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.
– Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity – like brisk walking – per week (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity).
Eat a heart-healthy diet
– Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat and added sugar.