North Ohio Heart Center was recently recognized as a Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company, by The American Heart Association (AHA).
The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program recognizes workplaces that create a culture of physical activity, promote wellness and implement nutritional and cultural changes within the workplace environment.
As a Gold Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company NOHC completed the
- Offered employees physical activity support - like the 2010 Lorain County Heart Walk!
- Provide/increase healthy eating options at the work site - Download our healthy-alternative cookbooks, written by NOHC/OMG employees!
- Promote a wellness culture
- Implement at least nine criteria (as outlined by the AHA) in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture
For more information on Start! and other AHA activities, visit their website: American Heart Association Fit Friendly Website. The AHA is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
To find out what you can do to incorporate more physical activity into your day, check out our blog for daily healthy eating, exercise and other resources.