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Did you know? Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans

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.

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“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:

A life may be depending on it.

 

Because heart health matters…

Ergotron CMO Jane Payfer is getting her Heart Walk spirit on in preparation for the MN American Heart Association Heart Walk May 19 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.

Over 90 Ergotron employees and their families will be hitting the field to support healthier hearts, many citing how cardiovascular disease and stroke has impacted their family and friends.

Ergotron’s commitment to healthier lives extends to supporting health organizations like the American Heart Association to help better understand the true impact just “standing more” has on a person’s current and long-term health.

Introducing healthy movement back into the work routine of an at risk person’s day is one way to ease them into a healthier, active lifestyle. Click here to learn more about Ergotron’s sponsorship of the American Heart Association.

Ergotron will have a booth in the Blue Concourse at Target Field. Stop by to learn more about how standing more throughout your day helps to increase metabolism, blood flow, even caloric burn. We will have some WorkFit units for you to demo, and you can put your name in to win one yourself!

Not heading out for the event? Follow Ergotron (@ergotron) and all the Twin Cities walkers on Twitter with #TCHeartwalk. You can also catch FOX9 News reporter Todd Walker reporting live from the Ergotron booth at 8:30 AM. Or, see the pictures on Ergotron’s Facebook page during and after the event. 

And if you see a yellow juststand.org sticker like the one on Jane’s back above? Don’t hesitate to stop and ask what it is all about. Your life, and your loved ones life, may be better for it!