Get Fit at the Women of Power Summit - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Today is National Wear Red Day and we are excited to partner with the American Heart Association on their Go Red Get Fit initiative to increase awareness about heart disease at the Women of Power Summit. Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths annually. And, research shows that physical activity can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. We know that the average woman is always on the go…and while on the go, it is easy to forget to prioritize eating well and staying healthy. Well, it’s time to establish healthy habits and routines.

At the Summit, Uti Middleton, expert personal trainer and American Heart Association #GoRedGetFit Fitness Influencer, will be sharing ways that women can drop their unhealthy habits and live more freely through exercise and balanced eating. Every day, Middleton works with over 100 clients as a Camp Gladiator Master Trainer in Dallas and has been helping women transform their lifestyles for over a decade. Now, she wants to help you.

More and more women are sharing their stories of heart-related issues and that doesn’t have to be you. If you want to have more energy, form better sleep habits, manage your stress, and improve your overall health—join us for this transformative experience. Take actionable steps toward living a healthier life with us and Uti Middleton at the Women of Power Summit.

Here are a few tips from the American Heart Association to help you get started today:

  • Get active for 30 minutes. – You can start with a walk or by going to the gym. It is also helpful to start by learning the basics of fitness.
  • Eat healthier. − Track what you eat in a food journal and consume more fruits and vegetables.
  • Manage your blood pressure. – Eliminate risk factors like stress and high sodium intake which can lead to hypertension.

Remember, staying healthy is just as important as making boss moves! See you in Orlando.

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Lydia Blanco

Lydia T. Blanco is a proud Afro-Latinx digital-first multimedia journalist with a strong passion for truthful storytelling, photography and content strategy. Blanco is a 2016 graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and proud alumna of Bennett College for Women. At Columbia, her coursework included media management, tactical technology reporting, mobile video storytelling, digital content strategy, photojournalism and feature writing. She covered the ethnic beat of the Senegalese community in Harlem concentrating on business and religion. Her thesis is a 5,000-word A.P Style report exploring faith, justice and activism through a Harlem church. She received one of two honors awards in the Ethics of Journalism class with Dean Steve Coll. Blanco has experience in telling stories about social justice, health and wellness and technology with an emphasis in social impact. Her three years of experience in non-profit media have helped to shape her voracious storytelling as well as her digital and social media marketing skills.


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