Media Alert - Toronto hoops its way to a healthy heart at the Shape of the Nations 2007 "Group Hoop"

    The Canadian Obesity Network reveals New Shape of the Nations 2007 survey
    results as Waist Watcher Team tackles abdominal obesity and other risk
    factors linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease

    TORONTO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ -

    What:  The Canadian Obesity Network and the Waist Watchers team hosts the
           2007 Shape of the Nations "Group Hoop" mass hula hooping class led
           by hula hooping fitness expert Gudrun Hardes. Obesity expert
           Dr. Richard Tytus will be on-site to speak about the risks of
           abdominal obesity and to reveal the Canadian results of the 2007
           Shape of the Nations survey.

           Interviews available prior to event and on-site, including Photo
           and Broadcast visual opportunities.

    Who:   - Dr. Richard Tytus, family physician, Canadian Obesity Network
           - Gudrun Hardes, hula hoop fitness instructor

    When:  Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.

    Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
           Toronto, Ontario

    Hula Hoop Fun Facts:
                 -  Vogue magazine listed "hula hooping" as one of their top
                    25 obsessions for 2007, with celebrities like Beyoncé,
                    Sandra Oh and Kate Moss all using the new exercise fad to
                    whittle their waist
                 -  With the circular trunk movements, hooping is both a
                    cardio and strength training workout, and you can burn
                    from 450 to 650 calories an hour
                 -  Hula hooping actually began in Ancient Egypt - their
                    hoops were made from grape vines and stiff grass

For further information:

For further information: Rachel Manna, MS&L, (416) 847-1320

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