“About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. … Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.”
What are the modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors for heart disease?
In your opinion, why is heart disease still the leading cause of death in the U.S.?
Would you say that you follow a heart healthy diet? Why or why not?
After reading the article: “Impact of a four-year wellness programme on coronary artery disease risk in male employees”, why do you think changes in BMI and HDL cholesterol were not significant?
Do you feel that the program was successful? Why or why not?
Have you ever participated in an employer based wellness program and if so, what was your experience?