Television Personality and Health Advocate Joan Lunden to Host Live Web Chat

The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) will host "Fall Into Fitness," a live web chat with award-winning television journalist and author Joan Lunden. Lunden will answer questions from women nationwide on how to increase physical activity and build healthy habits to lower the risk for heart disease and stroke.

WHAT: "Fall Into Fitness," a live, interactive webcast hosted at the National Women's Health Resource Center Web site,

WHO: Joan Lunden is one of America's most recognized and trusted television personalities. Lunden is the spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Choose To Move, a free 12-week program to help women increase physical activity and build healthy habits to lower their risk for heart disease and stroke. It is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

WHEN: October 6, 2005 at 9:15 PM Eastern

WHY: In the U.S., 1 in 4 females have cardiovascular disease and, more startling, a woman dies of cardiovascular disease about every minute. In a recent AHA survey, 76 percent of women said that physical activity is important, but only 28 percent get the recommended amount. Through the Fall Into Fitness web chat, NWHRC and the American Heart Association hope to give women the information they need to become more physically active and build healthy habits to lower their risk for heart disease and stroke.

To register for a reminder email for this event, please visit the NWHRC Web site at

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The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. The non-profit organization develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice. NWHRC believes all women should have access to the most trusted and reliable health information. Informed women are healthier women.

The American Heart Association since 1924 has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and other cardiovascular diseases, claim over 927,000 American lives a year. The association invested more than $439 million in fiscal year 2003-04 for research, professional and public education, and advocacy so people across America can live stronger, longer lives.

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