|Good morning! You may have heard, we are teaming up with Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Why? To help improve the cardiac health of the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 80% of premature heart disease and strokes are preventable.1 YES, EIGHTY PERCENT. Our grassroots partnership is designed to spread education on how to reduce risk factors and help decrease the 16 million heart attacks, strokes and related heart-threatening events that the CDC predicts could happen by 2022. 1 We feel that’s an unacceptable number and we’re honored to be a part of a solution to help minimize that risk. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary at Walk with a Doc, we’re expanding our focus to include the role of good nutrition, leading with how heart-healthy, fresh avocados provide naturally good fats and are cholesterol-, sugar- and sodium- free. We are coming out with new resources to support everyday goals to live a healthier lifestyle. Adding ten minutes of walking to your daily routine and swapping out bad fats with good fats at mealtime can be small, easy changes that can make a big difference in the health of your heart.|
Our massive team of volunteer health professionals recognizes the value of adding nutrition education to our community walks. Delicious, heart-healthy avocados are a great partner as they contain naturally good fats that provide heart health benefits without sacrificing taste and satisfaction. To start moving towards a healthier lifestyle, please learn about the partnership and join us in being inspired about how easy and beneficial it is to swap out bad fats for good fats. I find it easy with delicious avocado recipes like Avocado Berry Breakfast Smoothie.
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|1 Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/vs-0918-million-hearts-H.pdfAbout the Hass Avocado BoardThe Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is an agricultural promotion group formed by domestic producers and importers to promote consumption of fresh Hass avocados in the U.S. HAB exists to help make avocados America’s most popular fruit and conducts educational campaigns and funds nutrition research under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Love One Today ® is HAB’s ongoing, science-based program designed to build awareness of the many health benefits of eating fresh avocados. For more information, visit LoveOneToday.com or follow HAB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube|
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|About Walk with a Doc:As an international non-profit organization, Walk with a Doc is committed to inspiring communities through movement and conversation with physician-led walking groups.|
Started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, the program now extends to over 500 communities throughout the world. The walks are a fun, free, and safe place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.
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