The Facts About Heart Disease and How You Can Show Your Support!

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Rob Baumhover


HME Retailers,

With an increasing rate of obesity and patients suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease continues to be a growing problem in the United States. Next month is American Heart Month – a time to show your customers some love, while also supporting the cause! In the spirit of helping customers live healthier lives, HME Retailers can do their part by offering products and ideas that aid them in that endeavor.


Know the Facts – America’s Heart Disease Burden (United States CDC)
•On average, 600,000 people die every year of heart disease – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths
•Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women
•Every year, about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack – 70% of those are first time attacks
Coronary heart disease (the narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart) is the most common type of heart disease

Below are some great products to support the heart healthy cause – some you may already have of your shelves, others you may consider ordering in a small quantity for the occasion. By pulling these products together on an end cap or table near the entrance and adding some festive signage or decorations, you can help boost awareness of this disease and improve the health of your customers!

Heart Healthy Promotion Product Ideas:

•Blood Pressure Monitors


•Pedometers and Activity Trackers


•Nutritional Information and Portion Control Tools

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•Food and Body Scales

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•Red Compression Socks


•Impulse Items such as:

       – Handheld Massagers
       – Stress Relief and Detox Supplements
       – Heart Healthy Teas