Q & A with Heather O'Reilly

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Heather O'Reilly, gold-medal winning soccer star and our teen contact lens spokesperson, recently sat down with Teen Vogue to answer their Q & A session. They talked soccer, nutrition, fitness, and style. When asked if she has any tips for Teen Vogue readers looking to stay in shape, Heather mentions the importance of keeping yourself motivated and also ensuring you have the right gear:

"I would definitely recommend trying new activities until you find something that you really enjoy.  Then, make a goal sheet for yourself.  I find that it really motivates me when I make small goals and then accomplish then.  It could be 3 jogs per week.  It could be 200 sit ups before bed.  Stay disciplined, and it will give you confidence when you accomplish your goals. Also, make sure that you have the proper gear.  I've teamed up with CooperVision and on the Contact Sports program to teach teens that healthy vision can help improve their sports performance.  When I was a teen, I realized that I needed contact lenses.  After wearing them, my game improved. Taking care of your general health, like nutrition and eye care can be very important to help you play your best. Teens can visit MyContactSports.com to apply for a "Gear Up Grant" until 9/30 for a chance at $2,500 towards essential sports gear, and even free CooperVision contacts."

To access the full interview, please click here.

To learn more about Heather O'Reilly and MyContactSports, please click here.

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