On the Road to Heart Healthy

Oct 10, 2018

The American Heart Association recently recognized A.I.M. Mutual for taking important steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. A.I.M. Mutual earned the Silver Level Workplace Health Achievement honor based on results of the countrywide 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

More than 1,000 companies completed this year’s Index which uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. It allows organizations to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees.

Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index scores organizations on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7, the Association’s scientifically validated criteria for ideal heart health. The key factors contributing to optimal heart health include smoking cessation, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a healthy diet, managing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and keeping blood sugar at a healthy level.