PISCATAWAY — The American Heart Association is holding a Wellness Executive Leadership Networking Breakfast for Central New Jersey on Tuesday, July 17 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Kingley Health located at 220 Centennial Avenue in Piscataway. The breakfast is an opportunity to help fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of New Jerseyans and Americans, by joining Central New Jersey business leaders to discuss workplace health, wellness and productivity.
The American Heart Association’s new national movement, “My Heart. My Life.” is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower American families and employers to get healthier. Helping people reach age 50 with no cardiovascular risk factors can lower their chances of having heart disease or a stroke. Some experts believe that if obesity among children continues to increase, our current generation will become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
Less than one percent of the population meets the American Heart Association criteria for ideal cardiovascular health. Yet, in an American Heart Association survey, 39 percent of the population rated themselves as being in ideal health. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Upcoming business opportunities for the American Heart Association Fall Central New Jersey Heart Walk, sponsored nationally by Subway and Jenny Craig, will also be unveiled. The Fall Central New Jersey Heart Walk is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21. To learn more contact the American Heart Association at 1-609-208-0020 or visit www.centralnjheartwalk.org.