Huddle Up: Lets Talk Obesity grew out of a survey done by the NFL Alumni that found over 60% of our members were living with obesity or overweight. We started a public service campaign to awaken the public to the need to address the issue directly. To do this we need to all feel able to speak about our condition without shame or fear. Now three years later we have a library of video messages by our Alumni Ambassadors & Coaches that honestly acknowledge personal challenges, the importance of seeking support and the need for us all to speak openly.
The Huddle Up Let’s Talk Obesity campaign gave life to the NFL Alumni Wellness Challenge. The Wellness Challenge is in its second year features a team of 16 former NFL Alumni that spend 6 months learning how to optimize their weight and coach others to do the same. Last year’s Wellness Challenge had amazing results with 14 of 16 NFL Alums and 1 Dallas Cheerleader losing over 35 lbs. each. Hear some of their stories below.