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Get involved Take the wellness challenge!

NFL Alumni and challengers can support each other.

Follow along as our Wellness Challenge Teams share their experiences, challenges and triumphs!

Wellness Challenge News

Dick Butkus and Otis Anderson Journey to Wellness
Richard Walker Challenge

Let’s Talk Obesity with
Medical Director, Holly Lofton

Joins the Wellness Challenge as Chief Medical Advisor. Click to view her introduction video

Holly Lofton MD

Watch Participants Meet the Wellness Challenge

Beasley Reese CEO of the NFL Alumni recaps the 2021 NFL Alumni Wellness Challenge at Super Bowl LVI Radio Row

Dick Butkus talks about how the Wellness Challenge changed his life.

2022 Wellness Challenge Coaches

Michael Bankston

Michael Bankston

D Line Coach

Reggie Brown

Reggie Brown

O Back Coach

James Washington

James Washington

O Back Coach

Bruce Harper

Bruce Harper

Special Teams Coach

Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker

Receivers Coach

David Blaha

David Blaha

Offensive Coordinator

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Dick lost 47 Lbs. on the Challenge and is keeping it off!

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Help Is Out There

If you or a loved one live with excess weight, know that there are personalized strategies to manage your weight.

  • The good news is that managing your weight over time can lower the risk of life-threatening complications
    – For example, losing just 5% of weight or more and keeping it off can improve weight related conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Just as there are multiple ways to game plan for an opponent, there are many ways to address your weight, and different strategies may work for different people
  • Have the conversation with your healthcare provider and ask for a game plan that is right for you and your family

Our Members Huddled Up

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More than 1,200 of our members participated in a health and wellness survey. We learned a lot about our current state of health and perceptions around weight.

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Take a look at the results and see why we are urging everyone to Huddle Up with us to discuss obesity.

View Survey Results

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It’s time for open and honest dialogue around this topic so we can understand the link between living with excess weight and achieving overall health.

Open To Getting Help

NFL Alumni strongly agree that obesity can cause a variety of health problems, including increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19 In fact, research shows that people with obesity have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are more likely to need treatment in a hospital.

94%

of NFL Alumni agree that it’s important to confront and address health issues, not hide from them

71%

of NFL Alumni with obesity have talked to their healthcare provider about needing to lose weight

47%

of NFL Alumni would appreciate advice on the best way to lose weight