SOURCE: CardioTabs

August 19, 2009 19:00 ET

Dr. James O'Keefe & Registered Dietitian Joan O'Keefe Announce: "A Date With a Dietitian" Contest on www.foreveryoungdiet.com

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Dr. James O'Keefe, internationally renowned preventive cardiologist, and his wife Registered Dietitian Joan O'Keefe, co-authors of "The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle," recently announced a contest to win a "Date with a Dietitian" from www.foreveryoungdiet.com, a blog site for the whole family about how to eat a healthy diet, lose weight and live an abundant, enjoyable life. The winner will receive a free consultation with Joan and contest details will be Tweeted via @cardiotabs.

The O'Keefes provide trustworthy online content about health, heart health, research, news, weight loss, nutrition and exercise. According to Oxford Journals Health Education Research (http://her.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/16/6/671), the explosion of Internet health sites proposes more opportunities for an excess of 50 million health consumers who are seeking health information online. "Use exploded to more than 250,000 inquiries a day (Pathfinder, 1998). Searches increased from 7 million in 1997 to more than 120 million in 1998; more than one-third of the latter were consumers (Louis Harris and Associates, 1999)."

The O'Keefes say they are accommodating the on-the-go consumer who is working, raising a family and overcoming lifestyle challenges, such as obesity, diabetes, risk for heart disease and other health concerns. According to Dr. James O'Keefe, "One of the strongest factors in determining a patient's level of inflammation and risk of developing diabetes and heart disease is simply how much excess abdominal and truncal fat he or she is carrying around." Losing bad and dangerous belly fat is a vital part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Dr. O'Keefe offers 15 steps anyone can take immediately to start losing dangerous belly fat.

To download Dr. James O'Keefe's losing bad belly fat tips, go to the blog: http://foreveryoungdiet.com/okeefe/15-steps-banish-belly-fat-crunches-required/

Registered Dietitian Joan O'Keefe agrees that a healthy lifestyle starts with the correct mindset, "Remember, no one else is going to take responsibility for your body," Joan said. "It's never too late to do something today that will change the minutes of your life tomorrow."

She also believes that each person's body is a gift and we only get so many minutes to live. "I want to spend my minutes feeling happy, energetic, grateful and loving life," said Joan. "If your diet and lifestyle make you unhealthy, you'll be unhappy."

Download Joan O'Keefe's healthy minutes here: http://foreveryoungdiet.com/okeefe/how-do-you-want-to-spend-your-minutes/

About the O'Keefes: James O'Keefe, MD and Registered Dietitian Joan O'Keefe have dedicated their lives to encouraging and teaching healthy living, from Dr. O'Keefe's work as a preventive cardiologist, author and clinical researcher to Joan O'Keefe nutrition counseling focused on weight loss, optimum health and improved athletic performance in adults, teens and kids. It's never too early or too late to live healthfully. The couple's book, "The Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle," is available via online purchase: www.cardiotabs.com. For more information about the O'Keefes, please visit www.foreveryoungdiet.com. You can also sign up to receive free E-blasts at foreveryoungdiet.com and follow them on Twitter @cardiotabs.

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