GREENCASTLE -- Curves of Greencastle will be joining other Curves facilities throughout the world this January in a company-wide campaign called Stronger + Together, an international movement to make one million women healthier in 2010.
The program will rely heavily on women sharing their success stories and providing confidence and inspiration to others.
The heart of the program lives online at www.Curves.com/StrongerTogether, where women can find useful information about the new campaign, register for the campaign to join the cause, share their personal stories about how they were able to start a healthier lifestyle, and find a myriad of useful tools, such as easy-to-send emails designed for women to send messages of inspiration to loved ones and the option to create a personal profile to promote their story on the Web site.
According to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, a strong component of Curves' new campaign is that if one woman is able to share her strength in wanting to improve her health, she can help another woman gain confidence, become fit, discover focus and avoid disease.
"By making your own health a priority, you become a strong link in the chain and have the power to affect those around you," she said. "We decided to take on this new, ground-breaking challenge because there are so many women out there suffering from preventable diseases. If we can get just a million women focused on getting healthier and stronger, those diseases can be avoided. It's important that women make their health a priority, and we are here to help every step of the way. We challenge women to take charge of their lives: live better, longer, healthier and with more confidence."
With the campaign comes a "join now and get 30 days free" promotion to get women on the bandwagon of getting healthy.
According to Rhonda Louderback of the Curves in Greencastle, the mission starts with helping women take concrete steps to help achieve their health and wellness goals.
"Our existing members in the Greencastle community have demonstrated that they are committed to improving their health by joining our programs; we want to use that confidence as an example for other women to also make that commitment," Louderback said. "It just takes that first step to get the cycle going, and that could be joining a regular exercise program like Curves, being informed of health topics, or listening to success stories to inspire you to stay focused. We are excited to help make women stronger in our own community, as well as throughout the world, with this campaign."
Studies have shown that regular exercise has long-lasting benefits to health. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
It helps reduce risks of a myriad of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers.
Besides preventing the risk of disease, regular exercise also improves your mental health and mood, your ability to do daily activities, and increase your chances of living longer, the organization says.
Curves' 30-minute circuit training helps women work every major muscle group, strengthen their hearts and burn up to 500 calories with each workout.
For more information about Curves of Greencastle, located at 45 Putnam Plaza and its participation in the Stronger + Together campaign, contact Rhonda Louderback at 653-6065 or email@example.com.