Go Red For Women® Launches 12-Week Program To Improve Heart Health

ROBBINSVILLE – Although largely preventable, heart disease remains the No. 1 leading cause of death of women in New Jersey and across the nation.

That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is inviting New Jersey women to listen to their hearts and turn their personal choices into life-saving actions – to choose to be a BetterU! Go Red BetterU is not about fad diets and new exercise trends, but rather a program that focuses on skills and information that helps today’s busy women lead their own lives—only better.


Actress Jennie Garth is helping launch Go Red BetterU, a free, 12-week online makeover, at GoRedForWomen.org. “After watching my father suffer with heart disease for more than 25 years and learning of my own heart condition, I want to be a better me and help other women be better, too,” said Jennie Garth, Go Red For Women spokesperson. “Go Red BetterU gives women the power and knowledge to make simple choices everyday that can improve their health and the health of their families.”

Fewer than half of American women maintain a healthy weight, eat a heart-healthy diet and get regular physical activity. Furthermore, millions of women struggle to get motivated to begin a health regimen, feeling they are too tired or just don’t have time. Powered by the American Heart Association’s research, Go Red BetterU provides guidance to help women transform their overall health through small, simple choices. Go Red BetterU gives women the choice to achieve a noticeably better state of well-being and heart health in just 12 weeks.

Small Choices Can Go a Long Way
“Smart lifestyle choices such as engaging in regular physical activity, eating a well-balanced diet, reducing stress and quitting smoking are a woman’s best defenses against heart disease and stroke,” stated Go Red For Women spokesperson, Jacqueline Hollywood, MD, FACC, of Advanced Cardiology Institute of New Jersey.  “Go Red BetterU provides the necessary guidance and information to help women make healthy lifestyle choices to transform their health in 12 weeks while providing them with the tools for a lifetime of heart-healthy living.”

The Support Women Need to Succeed
One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease. To support and connect the thousands of women committed to making healthier choices every day, Go Red BetterU is available at GoRedForWomen.org. More than 96 percent of women who have joined the Go Red For Women movement have made at least one choice to improve their heart health. Research also shows that women who use online aids and tools are more likely to achieve their health and weight loss goals.

To provide that needed support, Go Red BetterU includes the Go Red BetterMe Coaching Tool to keep participants on track. With daily reminders and tips, interactive videos from real women, and links to journals and goals, this online companion helps women meet their long and short-term personal goals. Additionally, the tool is downloadable to computer desktops, blogs, or even iGoogle personalized home pages for easy access.

For more information about Go Red For Women, the Go Red BetterU program or to download the Go Red BetterMe Coaching Tool, visit GoRedForWomen.org.

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