AHA partners with Macy’s for women’s online fitness challenge
For the challenge, women throughout the U.S. walked 10,000 steps each day. They also limited how much added sugar they consumed, eating no more than 24 grams each day. Both of these actions are important in developing a healthy lifestyle.
“It’s rewarding to see women who haven’t been active in years take control of their health, get engaged in the Facebook group and start making lifestyle changes,” Holly Thomas, Macy’s Group vice president of cause marketing, said.
Since the challenge ended, there have been countless women who are taking active measures to continue living healthily, with fitness and nutrition habits that will improve their health for the long run.
“I really love this group,” Lisa Chavis, Go Red Get Fit Facebook group member, said. “There’s so much information shared with one another, great advice and tips, inspiring messages and videos. I am so grateful for this group.”
The ongoing results have shown that these challenges are useful and successful in helping people improve their lifestyles.
“Multicultural women are faced with an increased risk for heart disease, but I’ve learned through Go Red Get Fit that I can change that and prevent it by as much as 80 percent, so I’m not taking any chances,” Chavis said. “I’m transforming my life and receiving the support I need to stay fit for life.”