By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
Some witty women hope tickling your funny bone will get you to pay attention to the rest of your body.
The plan comes from digital media company WhoHaha, whose new series of videos on nutrition, self-care and exercise is aimed at getting folks to take care of their health. WhoHaha co-founder, actor, producer and director Elizabeth Banks is behind the company, which features mainly female talent.
Dubbed “Gym Hero,” the first video, released Thursday, is about friends who drag each other – literally – to the gym. The three-part video series highlights Healthy For Good, which encourages people to make small changes that can add up to lifelong health.
“By teaming up with the American Heart Association, WhoHaha is supporting and profiling funny female content creators while encouraging our community to think about their heart health,” Banks said. “It’s a great cause that I am happy to support.”
The videos feature social media talent Deirdre Devlin and Vana Dabney of the sketch comedy team Honest Monster; and Kai Collins and Deena Adar of the production company Quiet Duke. Actors Laura Hartley and Jamie Janek of GinBlo Productions; stand-up comic Nina Daniels and YouTube star Alex Lynn Ward are also involved.
“Food is my Boyfriend” and “Don’t be a Zombie” will round out the series next week.
WhoHaha launched in spring 2016 and has more than 5 million users, the company said. Creators can distribute their content, participate in stand-up comedy shows and work on original social video content.
Banks produced, directed and starred in “Just a Little Heart Attack,” which shows how women often ignore the signs of heart disease.