February is Heart Month, and in support of cardiac-health recognition, Hart Clinical Consultants (HCC) is getting active and giving back. By now, the New Year resolution hype is dying down and we are settling into 2016. Our goal is to remind everyone of one important resolution: be kind to yourself. Yes, that’s right! Let 2016 be the year where you step outside the chaos of life and focus on taking care of YOU!
To promote healthy living, we kicked off our Hart Healthy Challenge yesterday, February 1. HCC staff members are using Jawbone UP24 devices to track their steps throughout the month in a friendly competition. We are all making strides to walk, run, jog, hike, swim and bike more to show the effect an active lifestyle has on a healthy heart. Steps will be tracked on a daily basis and the top stepper at the end of each week will be recognized with a reward for their hard work.
For the grand finale of our Hart Healthy Challenge, the staff member who accumulates the most steps for the month of February will be awarded a $2,000 donation to give to their cardiac-related charity of choice. UPDATE:The second place stepper will be awarded $500 to donate to their cardiac-related charity of choice.
As the month progresses, watch our Twitter feed for updates on the HCC team’s progress and weekly steps! Get involved by sharing your own fitness progress using #HartHealthyChallenge. Even better, consider starting your own “Healthy Heart Month” challenge in your office. And remember, get moving for a healthier heart and a happier body!
Updated: Feb. 11, 2015