Monday, June 28, 2010
GO RED FOR WOMEN!!
Nubian Fitness Goddess is proud to be collaborating with the American Heart Association (AHA) to spread the message about Heart Disease.
Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of Women in the U.S.?
Your nutrition and physical activity play a big role in the risk for Heart Disease. Some of the major risk factors for Heart Disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. All of these risk factors have a lifestyle component to them which means you can make an adjustment. I've said it several times but as a quick reminder approximately 80% of African-American women are overweight or obese so we have to make some improvements!!!
You have the power to make changes to decrease your risk for heart disease and other preventable diseases. Luckily the American Heart Association has made it super easy to get on track:
The AHA has created the BetterU program, this 12 week online nutrition and fitness program will help improve your Health by offering tips, recipes, a journal, online support and much more. The program is completely FREE!! The AHA has graciously offered 3 prize packs for the first 3 women that sign up for the program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free GO RED Prize Pack.
The AHA has several other resources on their site so check out http://www.goredforwomen.org to see how you can get involved.
What are doing to prevent your risk for preventable diseases such as Heart Disease?