February is Heart Month in the United States, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reminded everyone about its Million Hearts program, and encouraged people to take part.
The program, which is designed to encourage simple and healthy lifestyle changes, is seeking to curb the number of heart attacks and strokes by one million per year by 2017. In order to help make this possible, they are asking people to visit the website and take the Million Hearts pledge.
Those committing to the pledge need to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day, visit a doctor to get their heart health checked, quit smoking, and adjust their diets to include healthy choices.
A campaign like this can make a big difference in people’s lives, and it can be mad even more effective by making sure that people are aware of it. For example, a poster printing firm can create posters and other materials for display in doctors’ offices, community centers, shopping malls, and other places frequented by the public.
If a QR code is included, people can scan it with their smartphone and link to additional information quickly and easily. Flyer printing companies can produce promotional materials that advertise events taking place on the community level, such as free blood pressure clinics and cholesterol screening. This can help to ensure that as many people as possible know about the event and will take advantage of the opportunity to help protect their heart health.