Dr. Lauren Horton, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Research and Development at AdvoCare®, joined the Dallas Women of Impact leaders for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in February. (Press Release) The campaign is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
The Women of Impact leaders utilize their network to raise funds for Go Red for Women, participate in mission forward activities and serve as a voice for the Go Red for Women campaign.
All of AdvoCare supported Dr. Horton during American Heart Month with a $20K donation to the American Heart Association from a portion of its OmegaPlex®* sales. In addition, AdvoCare employees, Distributors, and customers got moving during the “Keep The Beat” Challenge, tracking their workout minutes for 21 days to encourage focus on cardiovascular health and healthier lifestyles. The campaign resulted in thousands of entrants logging over 500,000 exercise minutes.
Dr. Horton and AdvoCares’ contributions to health education help to equip people with vital information to support healthier decisions, which can ultimately lead to a better quality of life. Head to the American Heart Association’s website for more information about the Go Red for Women campaign and the Women of Impact leaders.
About Dr. Lauren Horton
At AdvoCare®, Dr. Horton focuses on improving the quality of life of those around her. She helps thousands of men and women discover how small steps and the right mix of diet, exercise and supplementation each day can lead to huge strides towards living a healthier lifestyle. Horton holds a BS in biology from Rust College and a PhD in biomedical science from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her post-doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
In Dr. Horton’s Words
“One of the main reasons I went to into biomedical science was to help people have a better quality of life. This is a very personal issue for me. I lost my father to a stroke while in graduate school. My focus was originally in neuroscience, but I ended up switching my focus to cardiovascular disease and health disparities because of his death. All my life my mother struggled with being overweight which is a risk factor for heart disease, and I know many people, like my husband, who are predisposed to genetic hypertension.
I’ve noticed that many people have a poor understanding of what it means to be healthy.
- 45 percent of US deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are because of poor dietary habits, such as high sodium intake, high sugary drink consumption and low intake of fruits and vegetables.
- Cardiovascular diseases disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority groups, and is the number one killer of women.
- And 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes such as moving more, eating healthier and managing blood pressure.
That’s one of the main reasons I am so passionate about AdvoCare’s mission to incorporate the 5 Pillars of Wellness into our education efforts: by incorporating the pillars, we are in essence helping people to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. ”
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