“Eight-time Grammy Award-winning megastar Usher and Buzz the Bee, the iconic Honey Nut Cheerios™ character, are using dance to spread the word that being healthy can be fun and delicious. Starting today, the two new friends are asking people to celebrate and share healthy and happy moments, like dancing to Usher’s new single “She Came to Give it to You” and enjoying a heart-healthy breakfast with Honey Nut Cheerios. With health issues like heart disease on the rise, Buzz wants to get people buzzing about the importance of physical activity and healthy food choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.”
_Heart Health and Physical Activity_
Heart disease affects one in three people in the U.S. or approximately 82.6 million people, according to the American Heart Association; but a few simple lifestyle choices can make a big difference in people’s overall health:
· Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol will reduce risk of dying of heart disease
· Eating a healthy diet that is low in salt, low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables
· Daily physical activity, like dancing or taking a brisk walk
· Quitting smoking; not smoking
As part of a heart-healthy* eating plan, eating Honey Nut Cheerios each day can help lower cholesterol. Made with whole grains and low in fat, Honey Nut Cheerios also provides 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, made with real honey, people don’t have to sacrifice taste to eat something that’s packed with goodness.
*3 grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides .75 grams per serving.
**Based on Nielsen sales data, 52 weeks ending 3/9/2013
I used to think of myself as a good dancer… I think I’ve lost all my moves. But you know what? That doesn’t matter, because dancing is FUN and it matters so little how you look doing it, as long as you are grabbing your family, boogie down, and make some memories. You can lift bad moods, connect together… and you know what else? Help your health! Exercising doesn’t have to be a chore- it can be enjoyable! Getting in the habit of taking some time out of your day to get in some exercise will make a huge difference in your life.
I love that Cheerios and Usher are teaming up to spread the word that being healthy can be fun and delicious. It’s so true! And grabbing a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios is a heart-healthy way to start your day- and while you’re in the kitchen, have some dance moments with your kids! Check out my dance moment with my son Harrison- he loves to dance, even when his mom looks like a total dork. =)