DALLAS, June 1 (UPI) — Hollywood’s Jennie Garth is the spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s free online 12-week heart health makeover — Go Red BetterU.
Garth, who lost her father to heart disease, learned several years ago she has a leaky heart valve, which is being monitored.
“Making the right choices for my heart isn’t always easy, but my family history of heart disease has inspired me to live a better life for myself and my daughters,” Garth said in a statement.
“Go Red BetterU isn’t about fad diets or trends, it helps busy women, like me, learn the skills to easily build healthier and better lives for ourselves and our families.”
The Web site GoRedBetterU recommends steps to help women make over their total health through small simple choices including:
– Each woman’s body is unique and has her own health concerns, so compare don’t yourself to others, aim for your own best health.
– Stock your purse for heart health: chewing gum, fruit or fruit cup, and granola bar or trail mix.
– Break up exercise into 10- to 15-minute sessions.
Also included on the Web site is a downloadable coaching tool, a personalized online companion to help women achieve their personal health goals, by providing daily reminders and tips, interactive videos and a personalized journal.
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