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This American Heart Month: Give Your Employees Heartfelt Support With Pivot Clear

February 20, 2024
By Pivot
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Alcohol's Impact on Heart Health and Business 

Make the most of American Heart Month by initiating workplace wellness programs with Pivot. Our innovative mindful drinking solution, Pivot Clear, focuses on establishing a healthier relationship with alcohol and boosting your bottom line.

As we enter American Heart Month, it’s crucial to understand a less-discussed aspect of heart health — the impact of alcohol consumption. 

Often regarded as a social lubricant, alcohol's influence on the cardiovascular system can be more detrimental than we realize. Statistics underscore alcohol as a global risk and significant economic burden. Amidst these challenges, Pivot Clear — an innovative solution supporting individuals in improving their relationship with alcohol through effective reduction or elimination strategies — stands out as a game-changing solution. 

Explore how Pivot Clear can transform your workplace into a healthier and more productive environment.

The Heart Health Hazard: Unveiling the Detrimental Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol, often seen as a social lubricant, can quietly wreak havoc on our cardiovascular system. Here are key reasons why alcohol is detrimental to heart health:

  • High Blood Pressure: Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to elevated blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
  • Irregular Heartbeat (aka arrhythmia): Alcohol can cause the heart to beat irregularly, disrupting its natural rhythm and potentially leading to more severe complications.
  • Cardiomyopathy: Prolonged alcohol use can weaken the heart muscles, leading to a condition known as cardiomyopathy, where the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently.
  • Increased Triglycerides: Alcohol can elevate triglyceride levels in the blood, contributing to the development of atherosclerosis. In this condition, arteries become hardened and narrowed.
  • Obesity. Excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to obesity as alcoholic beverages are often high in calories. Additionally, the body may prioritize metabolizing alcohol over burning fat, leading to weight gain.

Statistics Speak: The Ripple Effect on Business

To underscore the significance of addressing alcohol-related concerns in the workplace, consider these compelling statistics:

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disability globally, contributing to 5.3% of all deaths.
  • In 2010, excessive drinking in the U.S. cost $249 billion. These expenses included lost productivity and healthcare costs. Binge drinking made up 77% of the total, reaching $191 billion.
  • According to the CDC, 1 in 6 US adults binge drinks, with 25% doing so at least weekly.
  • In 2021, 47.4% of the 100,530 liver disease deaths (ages 12 and older) were linked to alcohol. Additionally, in 2019, 50.3% of all cirrhosis deaths were alcohol-related (NIAAA).

Pivot Clear: Transforming Lives and Boosting Business Bottomline

Amidst the challenges posed by alcohol, there emerges a beacon of hope – Pivot Clear. This innovative app-based program is designed to encourage members to reassess and reduce alcohol use – mitigating health risks, fostering personal well-being, and positively impacting business outcomes. 

Here's how Pivot Clear can contribute to happier, healthier lives:

  • Personalized Support: Access to a dedicated, expert health coach to support each individual’s goal, ensuring a gradual and sustainable approach to alcohol reduction and elimination.
  • Community Engagement: Users can connect with a supportive peer community 24/7, sharing experiences and milestones and fostering a sense of camaraderie in the journey.
  • Building a foundation to change: Supporting individuals in enhancing their awareness, acceptance, and readiness to change their relationship with alcohol, we provide a wealth of resources, tools, and support grounded in evidence-based approaches.

By cutting down on alcohol consumption with Pivot Clear, individuals may enjoy enhanced focus, productivity, and overall well-being. This ultimately leads to fewer sick days taken for alcohol-related issues, positively impacting your bottom line.

Click here to book a demo of Pivot Clear during American Heart Month, and we’ll send you a Heart Health gift box!


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