January 03, 2011 18:01 ET

EmpowHER Offers Resources to Help Women Commit to Healthy Lifestyle Changes in 2011

Leading Women's Health Media Company Provides Valuable Information and a Supportive Community for Women Seeking Healthy Weight Loss

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - EmpowHER, a Top 5 women's health and wellness resource and community, is offering free world-class health information and a supportive community to help women looking to achieve healthy weight loss in 2011.

More than 64% of American women (age 20 and older) are overweight or obese, according to a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In order to commit to staying healthy and fit, it is important to develop a regime that consists of good eating habits and regular exercise. According to many reports, there are a variety of potential benefits to eating healthy, such as increased energy levels, better sleep, and reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease. In addition, exercising regularly may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and depression.

"Sticking to your New Year's resolution is twofold, with both a nutrition and exercise plan," says Joanne Sgro, a National Fitness Expert and EmpowHER HerWriter, who lost nearly 200 lbs. through diet and exercise. "You will need to fuel your body with quality calories and eliminate empty calories such as white flour and sugar from your diet. Think alternative and natural ingredients when hitting the grocery store and focus on eating more vegetables and fruits. To kick-start your exercise routine, take 30-60 minutes, even if it's only walking three times a week to start out at first. Make exercise a positive ritual and change your life. Remember, exercise can make a good day better and a bad day good!"

"Weight loss is a struggle shared by so many women," says Michelle King Robson, EmpowHER's Founder, Chairperson and CEO. "We want to be our best, and it is frustrating when we feel like we aren't. A healthy diet and exercise plan helps us feel better and look better, too. But making these changes is not easy. That is why we have created resources that should help women looking for long-lasting lifestyle changes."

Articles on EmpowHER's resource page include:
6 Frugal Ways to Eat Healthy
Start a Regular Exercise Program
Make Weight Loss a Reality--Step One, Committing Yourself to Your Goal
Is Exercise the Real Fountain of Youth?

Access EmpowHER's Healthy Lifestyle Resource page.

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER is an award-winning health media company for women. The Company's flagship site,, provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their health and wellness issues. EmpowHER promotes a "24 Hour Promise" to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. Health and wellness marketers and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER for reaching the most influential health and wellness buying audience on the Internet -- women. Millions of women visit every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness. For more, visit

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