Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen
Beth brings a unique combination of sharp business expertise and women's health insight to her leadership of the organization. Beth has worked in the health care industry for more than 25 years helping to define and drive public education programs on a broad range of women's health issues. She launched and has expanded the HealthyWomen.org brand. As a result of her leadership, HealthyWomen was recognized as one of the top 100 women's health web sites by Forbes for three consecutive years, and was recognized by Oprah magazine as one of the top women's health web sites. HealthyWomen now connects to millions of women across the country through its wide program distribution and innovative use of technology.
Beth is responsible for the business development and strategic positioning of HealthyWomen. She creates partnerships with key health care professionals and consumer groups to provide strategic, engaging and informative award-winning programs. She serves as the organization's chief spokesperson, regularly participating in corporate, non-profit, community and media events. She also is a practicing nurse in maternal child health at Riverview Medical Center- Hackensack Meridian Health, in Red Bank, NJ.
In addition to her nursing degree, Beth holds degrees in political science, business and public administration from Marymount University.
To stay sane, she loves to run and compete in road races. She enjoys skiing and sailing with her husband and young son, and welcoming new babies into the world.Full Bio
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With the holiday season being, arguably, the most difficult time of year to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to know that you can still enjoy your social and familial celebrations without permanently affecting your waistline.
Sure, your jeans may feel a little tighter by January 2, but that doesn’t mean you need to carry excess weight around the rest of the year!
Obesity is a national epidemic, and Healthy Women will be focusing on it throughout 2010. Empowering women and the ability to take charge is a message we strive for every day, and we recognize that the chance to start anew each January makes it the perfect time to discuss awareness and prevention of an underlying cause for so many of today’s leading ailments.
Did you know that obesity is a medical condition that increases the probability of many diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep disorders, certain kinds of cancer and osteoarthritis?
Though there are select genetic and metabolic conditions that can contribute to a woman’s likelihood of being overweight, in most cases obesity is 100 percent preventable. It’s often a simple combination of eat less, move more.
That being said, we all know it’s easier said than done. (If it were truly so simple, we’d all be our ideal body weight.)
There’s always a good excuse to keep us from hitting the treadmill or a way too convenient alternative to a healthy diet. But because being overweight can affect all aspects of our lives, including how we work, rest and play, isn’t it time to ask ourselves what we truly want for our lives—in the new year and in the future?
At HealthyWomen, our mission is to help you achieve the best that you can be. And part of our job is to provide you with the tools and information necessary to do so. So check back often through the holidays and beyond for helpful tips on planning menus and grocery lists, scheduling exercise that fits easily into your existing routine and getting a good night’s sleep.
Perhaps the first item on your New Year’s resolution list should be this: Visit HealthyWomen.org each day before you check your e-mails or surf the net. You just might find the inspiration that you’re looking for is at the first stop in women’s wellness.
What are you doing or changing this new year to keep your body healthy? I would love to hear and share your tips with our HealthyWomen.org audience. Plus, get our tips for setting goals and sticking to them in 2010.
Sneakers on … wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year!