Workers in the construction industry are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease due to the physical demands of the job, stress, and habits. In fact, 1 in 25 have already been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. That’s why we’re working with leaders in the construction industry on Hard Hats with Heart, an initiative to engage industrial workers nationwide and inspire them to live healthier, longer lives. Overall, prioritizing cardiovascular health in the workplace can lead to a safer, healthier, and more productive workforce.
The campaign’s focus is to integrate health, well-being, and prevention solutions into the industry’s culture. It brings professionals together from across the construction and health care industries for an evening of networking and celebration.
Join us for our Denver Hard Hats with Heart kick off on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3-5 p.m. at the Town Hall Collaborative in Denver. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other professionals and learn more about lifestyle changes that can be made to improve heart health.
Learn more or register to attend at: https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/colorado/colorado-hard-hats-with-heart#Resources
Through our Hard Hats with Heart initiative and with your help, we’re hoping to reverse the following stats in Denver:
- 1 out of 4 construction workers are obese, which increases a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- 1 out of 3 construction workers use tobacco. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.
- Nearly half of all construction workers don’t get enough exercise. Lack of activity is a key risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
- 1 out of 25 construction workers have diabetes. Diabetes increases a person’s risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- About 366,000 people die from cardiac arrest every year in the United States. Most occur outside of a hospital, and about 1 in 5 occur at work or in public, like a job site. Bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
Thank you to our local sponsors HealthONE and Turner Construction for supporting this important work.