SOURCE: Longitude Health

September 15, 2008 17:19 ET

7th Annual National Women's Health and Fitness Day® Sponsored by Longitude Health

New, Physician-Guided Health and Wellness Site Revealed on Live Webinar

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Longitude Health, Inc. (www.longitudehealth.com), provider of web-based, guided health and wellness solutions for mid-size, self-insured companies, today announced the company's sponsorship of the 7th annual, National Women's Health & Fitness Day® (www.fitnessday.com). This year's event will be held on September 24th and is considered to be the nation's largest annual health promotion for women, with organizations offering various health and fitness events and advice to improve the wellbeing of women across the country.

To underscore the importance of women's health, and unveil a valuable on-line resource, Longitude Health will unveil MyHealthVillage.com in a live Webcast. MyHealthVillage.com is an innovative health and wellness site providing free and insightful physician-guided input and peer-to-peer support on health, wellness and a variety of common chronic conditions including asthma, cholesterol, diabetes and weight management. The Webinar will be held on September 18th at 2:30 pm (ET) and can be accessed by clicking here or copying and pasting the following URL into a browser:

https://bridgeview.webex.com/bridgeview/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=667141536

"As the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women the National Women's Health & Fitness Day® will celebrate its 7th year on September 24 and we are thrilled to have MyHealthVillage as one of our national sponsors," says Tina Godin, program manager for Women's Day. "Everyone participating in the Women's Day events this year will have an opportunity to find out about MyHealthVillage.com and join this free, new health resource. All women of various fitness levels are encouraged to participate in National Women's Health & Fitness Day and as our 2008 theme underlines -- 'Fitness... A Key to Healthy Living!' -- our goal is to teach women that activity is something fun."

Join your peers in a live Webinar, as co-founders Dr. Jan Swaney and Tracy Korman introduce MyHealthVillage.com. CMO, Dr. Swaney will briefly present MyHealthVillage.com's social networking functions and CEO Tracy Korman will share the long-term vision for MyHealthVillage.com as a resource for consumers, employers and physicians.

There is one kind of support that you can get from your doctor or your HealthGuide, but there is an altogether different type of support you get from people who share similar challenges.

At MyHealthVillage.com you can join one of the "hosted" discussions:

--  Community @ MyHealthVillage.com with Jan Swaney, M.D. covering general
    health and wellness subjects
--  Healthy Eating & Exercising @ MyHealthVillage.com hosted by Le Greta
    Hudson, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. and other nationally known nutrition and
    exercise experts
--  Living with Chronic Conditions @ MyHealthVillage.com hosted by
    registered nurse and certified diabetes educator Cindy Sears covering
    coping with common chronic conditions
    

Or you can create your own discussion. The site is FREE to join and FREE to use.

The Webinar will also detail how to use MyHealthVillage.com to find support, share challenges, get practical advice and celebrate health successes with easy-to-use tools for posting comments, starting your own blog, viewing informative videos, or sending secure messages to your peers.

Please join the health and wellness conversation, register now.

https://bridgeview.webex.com/bridgeview/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=667141536

Can't make the live Webinar? We invite you to directly log on to MyHealthVillage.com -- find support, share your challenges, get practical advice and celebrate your successes.

About Longitude Health, Inc. & MyHealthVillage.com

MyHealthVillage.com is owned and operated by Longitude Health, Inc. (longitudehealth.com), a privately held company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions for consumers, employers and physicians. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to sustainable, long-term, healthy life style habits. Longitude Health's MyHealthVillage.com portal and HealthGuides provide a highly valued benefit while at the same time improving productivity, reducing health related costs and improving health related quality of life.

Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health (www.longitudehealth.com) is a privately held, investor-backed company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions for mid-size, self-insured businesses. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to sustainable, long-term, healthy life style habits. For further information on Longitude Health visit www.longitudehealth.com.

About National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Women's Health & Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. The event is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This unique national program -- with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. -- focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. The event is similar in concept to its "sister" event -- National Senior Health & Fitness Day® -- the nation's largest older adult health promotion program held every May.

The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), organizer of the National Women's Health & Fitness Day®, is a national clearinghouse for consumer health information professionals. In addition to the Women's Health & Fitness Day event, other HIRC programs include Family Health & Fitness Day USA, always held on the last Saturday in September; the annual National Health Information Awards, the nation's largest awards programs for consumer health information and resources; the World Wide Web Health Awards; the Consumer Health Publishers Association and the Online Health Association and the www.healthprograms.com Web site for consumer health information professionals.

For more information on the National Women's Health & Fitness Day visit http://www.fitnessday.com/women/index.htm

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