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(Photo Credit: McCardinal Photo)

(Photo Credit: McCardinal Photo)

Hi everyone,

I’m Kristin and I wanted to tell you about a campaign I am proud to be a part of called Go Red For Women®.  Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives.  Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over. About 460,000 women die of cardiovascular disease annually, more than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.   But the good news is that heart disease is often preventable.  Go Red empowers women with knowledge and tools so they can take positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and stroke and protect their health.

One such tool is Go Red BetterU.  BetterU is a FREE 12-week online program that provides guidance and tips to transform your overall heart health through small simple choices.  Ignoring fad diets and new exercise trends, Go Red BetterU focuses on the skills and information that help today’s busy women lead their own lives, only better.

You can also follow the experiences of six local participants and find inspiration for your journey through theirs.  Women from Marlboro to Merrimack Valley to Boston are changing their lives through BetterU.

I’ve recently tried to start eating more reasonable portions and a more healthy diet by making small changes – like shopping the perimeter of the store, walking home from work, walking with friends, and drinking less wine.  My workouts with friends at Healthworks of course help as well!

Remember, while those heart disease statistics are scary, it is largely preventable.  Check out BetterU today!