Saturday, I got up early. Like earlier than I’ve set an alarm for in quite some time. 5:45am! I had to be downtown by 6:45 to check-in. And, I had to bring E with me (that silly girl still demands eating). (Yes, I took a nap after, too!)
I was up so early to do the American Heart Association Heart Walk (5K). The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against this country’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke
We walked to remind people and us to keep our hearts healthy. E and I walked with Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador, and actress Bre’ly Evans and Meghan (@JaMonkey). And, it’s not just your heart, because it’s all connected; maintaining a healthy weight can positively impact risk factors including blood pressure and cholesterol management, blood sugar levels and BMI.
What’s super crazy and scary is that current research* surveys show that less than 1 percent of Americans are in “ideal heart health,” as defined by the AHA, so we need to improve our weight and improve our health. Jenny Craig is supporting the American Heart Association’s mission to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020
*American Heart Association Cardiovascular Health Consumer Survey. American Heart Association. November 2009.