Fitness Model Training Blog 22 w Lyzabeth Lopez

August 21, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Lyzabeth Lopez’s road to the WBFF World Fitness Model PRO Championships. Follow the entire video series as she preps for the show all show as a natural athlete.

Tell us what you think about this video in the comments below, or in the Battling For Health Community Forum!

Ryan Kwanten’s No-Gym Workout (Diet & Fitness Guru)

August 14, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Ryan Kwanten has the lean, muscular look that Hollywood loves. Watch this for his best fitness tips.

Tell us what you think about this video in the comments below, or in the Battling For Health Community Forum!

Heart(y) celebrity of the month: Jane Krakowski GOES for RED

March 2, 2009 by  

campbells-logoIt’s been a while since we had a celebrity feature in this blog. It’s not that we lack celebrities who are also health advocates. It’s just that there are so many other heart(y) topics to write about.

But with the heart month coming to an end, I would like to feature Jane Krakowski, star of the Emmy-award winning comedy “30 Rock” as our heart(y) celebrity for March.

An accomplished Tony-winning actress, dancer and singer who’s been pouring her heart into her craft since age 16, Jane is most inspired to advocate for women’s heart health by the strong women she works with every day. In fact, she is a long-time supporter of The Heart Truth, having walked in the Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show in support of women’s heart health.

Jane in the Red Dress

The food company Campbell’s and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women has done it again – raise awareness about women’s health – in style – through the Campbell Soup AdDRESS Your Heart Campaign. Each year, a celebrity designer steps up to the plate and designs exclusive dresses – something with red, of course. This year’s designer is Nicole Miller who created three gorgeous originals. And viewers had the chance to choose their favorite dress by clicking at the adDRESS site. For each click, Campbell’s donates $1 US to the Go Red for Women. The choice has been made – the winning entry is the gorgeous creation called Red, White, and Seamed. However, you can still click and help increase the donations. Last chance for clicking is today, March 2!

And this year. Jane Krakowski wore the winning dress in celebration of the American Heart Month.

“I hope my involvement will help educate women of all ages about the importance of knowing their risk factors and living a healthful lifestyle.

This is the third “red dress” so far. The 2007 dress was created by Michael Vollbracht and worn by Lorraine Bracco. Lisa Perry created the winning dress in 2008 which was then worn by singer Toni Braxton on the ABC television show “The View” to kick off American Heart Month.

The heart month may be over but that doesn’t mean that we should forget our battle against heart and stroke. We may not be able to wear red every day but we should always keep our heart health in mind. As Jane Krakowski said

“Knowing how many women this affects made me realize how important it is to take steps, such as eating right and exercising, to help protect your heart.”

About Campbell’s

Campbell’s is one of the few food companies who are committed to providing consumers with healthy yet tasty food. Their feel-good flavour products that “taste great and fit into your heart-healthy lifestyle” include the renowned Campbell soups, low sodium vegetable and fruit juices, and heart smart pasta sauces.

Heart(y) celebrity of the month: BeBe Winans

May 21, 2008 by  

Musical artist, tenor, actor, stage performer, radio host, all these words describe Benjamin “BeBe” Winans. But why do we chose BeBe to be our May celebrity for Battling Heart and Stroke?

Because Bebe Winans is one of the voices behind the “Power to End Stroke” campaign of the American Stroke Association – a very active voice at that.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), prevalence of stroke in the US in 2005 is estimated to be 5.8 million. In 2004, stroke accounted for one 1 out of 16 deaths. Other statistics to ponder upon:

African Americans are especially at risk – they are almost twice as likely to suffer from stroke compared to whites. More than 100,000 African Americans suffer from stroke annually and through the campaign, BeBe Winans, the award-winning gospel singer from Detroit, Michigan reaches out to his fellow African Americans to increase awareness about stroke.

“Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of African Americans. It unites African Americans to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within the community”

The campaign’s success earned an honourable mention at the 2008 PR Week Awards last March in the category of Multicultural Marketing Campaign of the Year.

The campaign is giving educational and informative materials to African Americans to step up on preventing and overcoming stroke. Basically the main message of the campaign is that

“You have the power to reduce your risk, recognize the signs, respond quickly, and take the pledge.” 

Of utmost important is recognizing the early signs of stroke, as follows:

BeBe Winans started his career performing with his sister Cece Winans or his other siblings but went solo in 1997. He won his First Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Male in 1989.

Other African American celebrities involved in the campaign are the R&B group Az Yet  who composed the campaign’s theme song “Keep on Pushing – The Power Song.”


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