This is an important statistic to us here at Ergotron. Not only because it’s a statistic that has touched our lives, personally and professionally, but also because it something that we, as a company, are able to potentially and positively impact. Helping computer and TV viewers reduce their sedentary time and incorporate more movement into the computing and entertainment time does have an effect on overall health. Research is proving it.
This year, at the Twin Cities American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk® appreciation night at Target Field, we were proud to learn that Ergotron was recognized as a top fundraising small company. Our company president, Pete Segar, shown on the Jumbotron below, received the award for Ergotron.
“The AHA plays a major role in both cardiovascular research and in advancing public health knowledge, and those are saving lives,” said Pete. “Taking time to focus on personal health and corporate responsibility is important. Participating in a Heart Walk is just one way you can engage your employees in corporate fitness initiatives.” He should know. He recently signed the CEO Pledge from the National Coalition for Promotion Physical Activity.
Heart disease and Stroke (the Nation’s No.1 and No.4 killers) claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. The AHA is hard at work creating programs and funding research to help prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. It’s an honor and pleasure to do our small part in working to change those statistics.
Here are a few ways you might want to get involved:
- Visit Heart.org and learn more about it
- Learn more about the American Heart Association
- Find your local Heart Walk and get started today!
- Share your personal stories
- Take their “My Life Assessment” as a proactive approach to your health
A life may be depending on it.