Katz Institute for Women’s Health has partnered with Woman’s Day magazine for their sixth Annual Live Longer and Stronger Challenge. The challenge followed five women from across the country over the course of eight months to make over their eating and exercise habits. With guidance from medical experts from Northwell Health, the largest health-care provider in New York and Woman’s Day contributor Joy Bauer, these five women have turned their health around losing nearly 150 pounds collectively and lowering their blood pressure and cholesterol.
Dr. Stacey Rosen, cardiologist and vice president of women’s health at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health; Dr. Jennifer Mieres, cardiologist, senior vice president of Northwell’s Center for Equity of Care and Dr. Gerin Stevens, medical director of cardiac transplantation at the Sandra Bass Heart Hospital coached the women who took part in the Challenge.
“Helping women start on a journey to better heart health by lowering their cholesterol, making smarter food choices and taking other steps to prevent heart disease is in line with the work we do every day at the Katz Institute for Women,” said Rosen. “My colleagues and I are committed to providing the best care, advice and support to the women taking part in the Live Longer and Stronger Challenge. We’re excited to be a part of this initiative with Woman’s Day.”
The women will share their stories and results of the Challenge in the March issue of Woman’s Day, on newsstands Feb. 12. Mieres and Rosen will also share heart healthy tips within the feature.
Northwell Health is also a sponsor of Woman’s Day’s 16th annual Red Dress Awards, which recognizes advocates and organizations helping American women take charge of their heart health. The awards ceremony will be attended by the participants taking part in the sixth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer and Stronger Challenge who will be celebrated on stage during the event.