LifeWorks February Feature: Healthy Heart and Mind

LifeWorks, Illinois Tech’s Employee Assistance Program, offers a new work-life balance highlight each month. This month’s feature is Healthy Heart and Mind. There’s also a special feature for managers on Promoting Health at Work.

This February, take the time to love yourself! Taking care of your heart is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy. The article Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? will give you an overview of common risk factors, and Cholesterol Numbers and What They Mean goes into more depth about keeping your cholesterol levels in a healthy range.

Keeping fit is also key to heart health. If you need help starting an exercise routine, or if you’re a manager looking for ways to support your team with their fitness goals, the Health and Well-being Toolkit is a great resource. You can get help maintaining your healthy habits by reading the article Fitness When Life Feels Frenzied, and managers will find additional tips in Understanding and Avoiding Burnout as a Manager.

If you could use guidance and support with your health and fitness goals, remember that you can contact LifeWorks to speak with a caring advisor any time, day or night. We’re here for you, 24/7.

  • Username/Password: HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page
  • Online:
  • Toll-free, 24/7 phone line: 888.456.1324
  • En español: 888.732.9020
  • TTY: 800.999.3004
  • Download the “LifeWorks” app, available in iTunes and Google Play

For more information on LifeWorks, please visit the HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page.