According to The Heart Foundation, February has been designated at Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both ment and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspect of saving lives for this silent killer. Reinforcing healthy behaviors is possible when organizing important business meetings and events.
At the Center for Total Health, we work with groups think about every aspect of their meetings and how to incorporate more positive choices in their planning. For example, at dinner events, people often expect heavy desserts loaded with fats and sugars. A simple way to satisfy the taste buds is to add a red wine and dark chocolate dessert bar. For our guests, a sommilier from our caterer can prepare matching red wines with varying degrees of dark cocoa bites. One ounce tastings of various wines are offered and small bites of chocolate are paired. Guests leave informed with not only the facts about new wines or chocolates but are reminded that — in moderation – red wine and chocolate is healthy for your heart. For more information on suggested healthy food menus, check out our healthy meetings page on this website. For a sample menu, check out this information card provided to guests: KP CTH Red Wine Chocolate Menu