Cardiac Risk Prevention Program
Just for the Health of It
Workforce Health designed a cardiac risk prevention program for employees at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company based on Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's proven cardiac rehabilitation process. It emphasized goal-setting and measurement, coaching, exercise and diet. After just six months, participants cut heart disease risk factors including weight, cholesterol levels, body mass index and blood pressure.
The statistically significant results from the pilot group of 26 participants were featured in The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee and presented at the 2010 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference in Wisconsin.
- Cumulative weight loss of 143 pounds
- Average loss per participant of six pounds
- Average loss of .83 on BMI
- Average loss of 1.7 percent body fat
- Average loss of 1.3 inches on waist measure
One participant from a recent group achieved remarkable success as a result of the program. Watch her tell her story, and listen to her advice for employers considering a wellness program.