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Branded Promotional Ideas for American Heart Month

Posted on 01/30/19

Every year since 1963, the United States Congress asks the president to designate February as American Heart Month. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of death in the U.S. - for both men and women - is heart disease. As such, the government and medical community recognize the importance of raising awareness of cardiovascular health and have joined forces in February to make a difference.

Your organization can join this effort to make a difference by considering events and ideas with a healthy heart in mind. Whether these strategies are intended to raise awareness in the public or merely in your organization's employees, FarfromBoring has ideas and promotional materials that can help.

Wear Red on National Wear Red Day®

In 2004, the American Heart Association developed their Go Red for Women campaign. Part of this campaign is National Wear Red Day which occurs on the first Friday of February. The goal of this campaign is to raise public awareness of heart health among women as well as educating women about the signs of a heart attack.

Join the effort with custom imprinted red apparel from FarfromBoring. The wide variety of t-shirts, hats, jackets or coats, and more that FarfromBoring offers in their apparel selections are perfect for this endeavor. Hand out your custom printed items to employees for a group photo to be posted on social media or donate some to local charitable organizations to get the word out.

Get People Moving

According to the American Heart Association, simply walking briskly for 30 minutes a day will lower the risk of heart disease in most people. In fact, the smallest change in activity level can have a significant impact on heart health. Get people moving with FarfromBoring promotional fitness items.

Motivate and encourage employees to take physical activity breaks involving walking and stretching. Help them stay active by giving out customized health devices such as a pedometer to measure their steps or exercise equipment like a jump rope.

Have a Healthy Heart Day at the Office

Choose one day in February to focus on ways to promote a lifestyle that is heart healthy. Provide healthy snacks, invite a yoga instructor or other fitness professional to teach their craft, and have a nutritionist in to discuss ways to eat better throughout the year. Hand out promotionally branded products from FarfromBoring to add a little fun and help your employees take the message home with them. Use heart-shaped stress relievers, refrigerator magnets, teddy bears, ceramic mugs, and/or memo clips to keep the heart-healthy message at the core of this day.

Create a Stress-Free Zone

Filling your office with products designed to reduce stress can help to promote a stress-free environment for employees and customers alike. Managing stress properly is essential to the health of your heart. To that end, FarfromBoring has almost 1000 stress relievers - stress balls - in a variety of shapes and designs which can be scattered around the office to encourage a quick time-out for stress relief.

Yoga is also known to relieve stress by promoting a mind-body connection to achieve a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Furthermore, it has been shown to reduce anxiety and high blood pressure; two of the biggest contributors to heart problems. By providing a break area with yoga mats emblazoned with your company's name and logo is an excellent way to promote a stress-free workplace. Moreover, these mats can be donated to local yoga studios to encourage heart health in the community while spreading your organization's name around.

The Heart of the Matter

Whatever avenue you take, the road to cardiac wellness is a trip worth taking for any organization. The benefits are numerous. FarfromBoring has outstanding unbeatable products for imprinting with your organization's name and logo that are sure to keep you in the hearts of your employees, customers, and the community as a whole.

Author: Josh Esposito FarfromBoring education provider

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