Managing weight isn’t the only component to good cardiovascular health. That’s why Pearson offers other resources to help prevent and treat related conditions. Combining such programs with simple things you can do is a winning formula.

One of the best weapons against heart disease is to get to it before it gets to you. Pearson-covered preventive screenings include an annual, free physical. This yearly checkup gives your doctor the opportunity to spot the signs of heart disease while there’s still time to take necessary steps to conquer it.

Both Cigna and Anthem offer one-on-one health and wellness tools to help you manage your health. Whether it is personal coaching or using the 24/7/365 NurseLine or tools available through the Care Management Programs, there is a great deal of support for you.

Employees and dependents covered by a Pearson medical plan can receive up to three sessions per year with a nutritionist. To find a nutritionist, use the provider search tool on your plan administrator’s website (Anthem or Cigna).

Create new, healthier eating habits by adding more plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Visit Food Pyramid for dietary information and tips.

Let’s not forget the impact stress can have on our health. Take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help with difficult times. Unlimited telephonic counseling and up to 5 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue per year are available to you and your household members.

Move more! Take the stairs, go for a walk at lunch (invite others to join, too) or park your car in a spot that requires you to walk a greater distance.