1.2% of Americans Practice 7 Essential Heart Healthy Habits
Summary: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported on a CDC report that showed of the seven essential steps to heart health only 1.2% of American adults adhere to all.
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in this month’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that of the seven essential metrics connected to cardiovascular health only 1.2% of American adults met established guidelines. This figure was down from 2% previously established in 1994. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a unique solution to meet a majority of these heart healthy guidelines.
The CDC report stated that cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S accounting for approximately one third of annual mortalities with an estimated overall cost of $444 billion.
TrekDesk Treadmill Desks can assist individuals in meeting five of the seven heart healthy guidelines. The seven recommendations for improving heart health as set forth by the American Heart Association are:
• No smoking
• Physical activity (being active)
• Having blood pressure under control
• Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels
• Maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels
• Maintaining a healthy body weight
• Following a healthy and balanced diet
The CDC researchers summarized their findings with a necessary recommendation for adherence to all seven of the cardiovascular recommendations: "In summary, our findings indicate that the presence of a greater number of cardiovascular health metrics was associated with a graded and significantly lower risk of total and CVD mortality.”
“5 of the 7 metrics listed in this report are directly related to levels of physical activity and can be improved with the TrekDesk,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. “While smoking rates in the U.S. have dropped, so have the levels of physical activity which is the major contributing factor to our health issues today.”