Thursday, May 6, 2010
10:30am - 1:00pm
1521 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Today, we're learning more and more about the way our health needs change over time. While some things never change, like the need for a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive attitude, other aspects of your health are simply due to your stage of life.
Age, however, can be deceiving. In Inspiring Stories you'll find the stories of several women who experienced heart-related incidents at age 35 and younger.
With that in mind, make it your goal to know your cholesterol and triglyceride numbers as well as you know your 401(K) balance and shoe size. Instead of counting wrinkles (not that you have any!) keep an eye on your calorie count - and eat from each of the six food groups as recommended by the USDA and the American Heart Association.
Above all, remember: Your body and current state of health are as unique as you are. That's why it's so important for women to find realistic heart health goals with the help of their doctors, and to be aware of the lifestyle choices that can decrease the risk of heart disease.
An ounce of prevention? Make that a gallon!
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Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.
Special Thank You to Personally Fit, KATC, Independent Weekly for sponsoring the Personally Fit Challenge
The Personally Fit Challenge began last year as we screened 50 ladies in the community and chose the ten most in need to follow for a 12 week body challenge. This year we have once again teamed up with local trainer and dietitian Dawn Foreman and Personally Fit, Lafayette’s Premier Health Club for Women to make a difference in 10 more amazing women’s lives.
Read more about these ten amazing ladies.
Dawn’s program is based on guidelines and suggestions offered through the American Heart Association's Better U Program. Its goal is to assist you in discovering how your body responds to foods, and establishing healthy eating and exercise habits that will last a lifetime and get results! When it comes to any program in which you commit to make positive lifestyle improvements, you are in charge of your decisions each day and your decisions guide you to success or failure. You are in control of what you put in your mouth not the food. You are in charge of how you feel each day and how your day will be.
As part of the program, you may also register to have your success tracked by Dawn, and to receive recipes and emails of encouragement from her and her team. If you’d like to take advantage of this part of the program, email your name, age, and email address email@example.com. Keep this email address handy! The team will also be available to answer any questions you may have. Because you can never have too much support, we also encourage you to join the American Heart Association Go Red For Women Better U program at www.goredforwomen.org.
To do list before starting:
1. Make sure you are healthy enough to start the program. Check with your doctor.
2. Read through all the parts of the program on the KATC website. You may want to print them out.
- Success Strategy - Nutrition Strategy - Training Strategy
3. Print out a Meal Plan & Activity worksheet (you’ll need a new one each week.- KATC site)
4. Results Page-- Print this out to keep track of your progress (If you'd like, you can fax it to Dawn for her to analyze. The info is on the sheet.)
Let Dawn and the Better U program guide you to find the passion within to take control of your life and find that inner power that all women have to truly make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you. Get to know our special ladies in The Challenge by reading their stories below. To hear about their results, join us at the Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 6th.
LET'S GO RED!!!
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