Nominate someone for a Lifestyle Change Award

Do you know someone whose health has greatly improved as a result of making long-term healthy lifestyle changes? Have you lost a lot of weight in the past year, started living healthier or know someone who has? The American Heart Association invites you to nominate yourself or a healthy friend for the Lifestyle Change Award.

“This award honors individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and overall health. We want to raise awareness that more than 80% of heart disease events can be prevented by lifestyle changes,” Kevin Byrne, Director of the Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run.

The Fairfield County Region of the American Heart Association is accepting nominations for their Lifestyle Change Award through Oct. 1. Ideal candidates are people who have taken control of their health in areas of diet, exercise or tobacco cessation and seen positive results in weight, BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar. Winners will be recognized at the association’s Heart Walk on Oct. 25 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

To nominate an individual for a Lifestyle Change Award download the form at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org or email Kevin Byrne at [email protected]

Achieving a heart healthy lifestyle starts with knowing your personal heart score, according to the AHA. To get a free measurement of your personal heart health, the American Heart Association recommends focusing on seven heart health factors known as “Life’s Simple 7” to achieve ideal health. To find out where you stand on Life’s Simple 7 and to get an individualized action plan for improving your heart score, visit MyLifeCheck.org.

Heart Walk registration is open online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org. Corporate, community and family teams are welcome to register to walk for their own heart health and the funds raised will help other hearts in our community. For more information about the Heart Walk or to start a team, please email [email protected] To sign up your team online, visit fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.

The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway, and locally by Signature Sponsor, Stamford Hospital; Regional Chain of Survivor Sponsor, Westchester Medical Center Hospital; Frontier Communications; PwC; Stop & Shop; and Media Sponsors 95.9 Fox Radio and the Hour Newspaper.

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