February may be the month of love – but it is also the month of your heart – your heart health, that is!
Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. That is why it is important for you to know your risk and protect your heart. PEBA and ComPsych, Clemson’s employee assistance program, have several resources to help you prioritize your heart health in February.
Know Your Risk Factors
Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, affects more than 18. 2 million Americans. Risk factors can include things like age, family history, physical activity and certain behaviors. This quiz through ComPsych GuidanceResources can help identify if you are at risk for heart disease. ComPsych also offers a podcast on heart disease risk factors with insight from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Find more information on treatment and prevention in ComPsych’s American Heart Month guide.
To access ComPsych GuidanceResources and create your free account, use this log-in guide.
Heart Health in the Palm of Your Hand
Hello Heart is an easy-to-use program that helps you track, understand and manage your heart health from the privacy of your own phone. The Hello Heart program is offered at no cost to eligible State Health Plan primary members ages 18 and older. Participants receive a free blood pressure monitor that connects to an app on their smartphone, which can be used to track blood pressure levels, along with activity and weight.