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Nicole Sullivan Leads Jenny Craig's "Team Jenny" Walkers to Support the American Heart Association's Nashville Heart Walk
Carlsbad, Calif. (October 6, 2012) — Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador Nicole Sullivan is proud to participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on behalf of “Team Jenny,” in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 6th. 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 heart disease and stroke. Jenny Craig is a proud National Sponsor of the American Heart Association Heart Walk and is supporting more than 300 walks across the United States in 2012.
After the birth of her second son, actress-comedian Nicole Sullivan joined Jenny and reached her goal of losing 35 pounds.* Today, she enjoys being a healthy role model to her two sons and is proud to be walking with “Team Jenny.”
“I’m excited to be a part of such an important event alongside ‘Team Jenny’ because getting healthy made such a difference in my life,” said Sullivan. “I lost both of my grandparents to heart disease before I was born, so it means a lot to me to help spread the word about heart health. It’s important for people to eat well and move more, so they can live a longer and happier life!”
Evidence shows that losing 5-10% of your body weight reduces your risk for cardiovascular diseases through improvements in blood cholesterol levels.1 In support of the American Heart Association’s healthy-living initiative My Heart. My Life™, Jenny Craig launched My Heart. My Life.™ My Jenny, which focuses on educating the public regarding the significant health risks associated with weight-related diseases, including heart disease and stroke. Through marketing campaigns, PSAs, community programs, education and online activations, the brand is encouraging the public to eat better, move more and live a healthier life.
“Jenny is committed to combating the obesity epidemic, and with it the overwhelming health issues caused by weight-related diseases,” said Dana Fiser, Global CEO of Jenny Craig. “A shocking new study predicts that 42 percent of American adults will be obese by 20302.The statistics are scarier than ever, and that’s why Jenny Craig is committed to helping people lose weight and get healthy so that we can turn those numbers around. One of our goals as a national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is to help spread the word that just 30 minutes of activity a day can make a huge difference!”
Most people don’t realize that weight impacts their heart health and maintaining a healthy weight can positively impact risk factors including blood pressure and cholesterol management, blood sugar levels and BMI. Current research surveys show that less than 1 percent of Americans are in “ideal heart health,” as defined by the AHA and that’s why Jenny is proud to be supporting the American Heart Association’s mission to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by 20203.
*Clients following our program, on average, lose 1-2 pounds per week.
About Jenny Craig
Jenny Craig’s program is designed to help you manage your weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building a fun, active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living. Our mantra is: Eat Well. Move More. Live Life.
Our model is like no other weight loss company out there. Jenny provides a weekly personal consultation that is tailored to you. We teach portion control, provide motivational techniques for stressful situations like social gatherings and dining out, and provide fun ways to incorporate activity in a daily basis and frankly, having that person in your corner to champion your successes each week. Jenny’s nutritionists work with food scientists to create more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine™ menu items. Jenny's program is available in-centre and our at-home program, Jenny At Home for easy access, whenever, wherever!
Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 700 company-owned and franchised centres in the United States, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Jenny Craig has more than 3,500 employees and will celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2013!
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.
1 Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease, A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Michael Miller, et al.
2 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012. Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts Through 2030. Eric Finkelstein, PhD., Olga Khaviou, M.A., Hope Thompson, B.A., Justin Trogdon, Ph.D., Liping Pan, M.D., MPH, Bettylou Sherry, Ph.D., R.D., William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
3American Heart Association Cardiovascular Health Consumer Survey. American Heart Association. November 2009