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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Release: Alli® and Samantha Harris Team Up to Fight Fat This Holiday Season


12/14/2012 6:23:37 AM

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and TV Personality and busy mom of two, Samantha Harris, are pleased to announce the launch of Let's Fight Holiday Fat - a new, free online guide that provides weight maintenance support for Americans trying to squeeze in healthy eating and exercise this season. The tool, created courtesy of alli® - the first and only FDA-approved weight-loss aid available without a prescription is for anyone interested in overcoming the holidays and being weight-loss ready for 2013.

"My life is pretty hectic and I know I'm not alone when I say the holidays can be a stressful and tempting time to derail or delay weight maintenance goals. For the millions of Americans who will resolve to lose weight next year, simply sticking to a healthy regimen and not gaining pounds in December can be a struggle," said Samantha Harris. "That's why I'm excited to partner with and help launch LetsFightHolidayFat.com. The healthy holiday alternative recipes are reduced calorie, low-fat and delicious, and the fitness videos are easy for anyone to follow along at home."

LetsFightHolidayFat.com combines three core elements for the weight conscious during the holidays: diet, physical activity and motivation in an easy-to-use interface. It helps track goals and prepare for long-term success with features including:

  • Follow-along fitness videos; from cross training to yoga / pilates
  • Healthy (reduced calorie, low-fat) daily meal suggestions and recipes
  • Custom calorie and activity tracking
  • Community and social features and forums
  • Smart phone accessibility
  • Expert tips and tricks

"GSK is excited to offer this new tool, specifically to help those looking for a guide during the difficult month of December when it comes to maintaining your weight," said Deborah Larsen, Marketing Director, alli. "The alli brand has always offered a comprehensive support program to make weight loss manageable and motivational, and we wanted to provide yet another convenient resource. Samantha Harris shares our strong passion for a healthy lifestyle and we're pleased to be working together to help others defeat temptation while embracing the holidays this year."

To learn more and to join, visit LetsFightHolidayFat.com.

About LetsFightHolidayFat.com
LetsFightHolidayFat.com is a new, free online guide for anyone interested in overcoming the holidays and being weight-loss ready for 2013. Created courtesy of alli® - the first and only FDA-approved weight-loss aid available without a prescription - the resource combines three core elements for the weight conscious during the holidays: diet, physical activity and motivation in an easy-to-use interface.

About alli
alli (60 mg orlistat capsules) is the only FDA-approved weight-loss product available to overweight adults, 18 years or older, without a prescription. alli is a clinically-proven product with a comprehensive, individualized action plan. The alli program encourages modest, gradual weight-loss, known by experts as the best way to lose weight.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its well-known brands include Nicorette® and NicoDerm® CQ, the leading smoking cessation products; alli, the only FDA-OTC weight loss aid; as well as medicine cabinet staples, Aquafresh®, Sensodyne®, Tums®, and Breathe Right®, all of which are trademarks owned by and/or licensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.

About GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline -- one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies -- is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information visit: http://www.gsk.com.

Samantha Harris is a paid spokesperson for alli, but her opinions are her own.

Media Relations:

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Deborah Bolding

(973) 889-2344


deborah.g.bolding@gsk.com


Edelman

Blair Benjamin

(212) 704-8286


blair.benjamin@edelman.com





SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline



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