PEPPERELL -- Louis Penn, of Pepperell, was named one of the Top 10 Losers in the American Heart Association's 13-week BetterU Program sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim in partnership with the GENAVIX Wellness Network's 90 Day Commit To Get Fit program.
Over 60 participants from New Hampshire and Massachusetts embarked on the 13-week heart-healthy challenge delivered by GENAVIX in five of their facilities throughout New Hampshire.
The biggest losers were determined based on biometric markers that were administered at both the beginning and conclusion of the 13 weeks. These markers included weight and body fat loss, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol.
BetterU is a component of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, which aims to raise awareness about and fight the No. 1 cause of death, heart disease. BetterU incorporates healthy eating, exercise and behavior changes.