New NFL Alumni Program Promotes Long-Term Health
Some of us may not want to admit it but the truth is that obesity and long-term good health often are conflicting factors in our daily post-NFL lives. The physical exercise routine for many of us has lessened dramatically now that we are off the field but our eating habits have stayed the same.
We at NFL Alumni this month launched a national campaign to create a positive and productive dialogue about the need for weight loss. We want to move away from the negative notions and stigma often associated with this topic.
“Obesity Is a real health issue affecting the lives of not just our former players but also more than 40 percent of our country’s population,” says Alumni President Bart Oates. “Once we all have a better understanding about the link between excess weight and long-term health, the sooner we can address the issue and treat it.”
Our new program is called “Huddle Up: Lets Talk Obesity” and it provides educational information, resources and ways to find health care providers who specialize in obesity solutions and planning.
The anti-obesity campaign was launched this week with a well-produced awareness video featuring several NFLA members, including Pro Football Hall of Famers Franco Harris, Rod Woodson and Steve Young.
“Let’s face it,” Harris says in the video. ‘’We all love food but, guys, it’s important now, especially for our long-term health and quality of life, that we balance things out.”
Rod Woodson reminds us in the video that success in life often comes down to choices. Personal health care is no exception.
“We all are a lot stronger than we know we are,” Woodson says. “The person who believes he can, and the person who believes he cannot, are both right. The question is: Which one are you going to be?”
We encourage you (and your family members) to view and share the short anti-obesity video below featuring our Alumni brothers. For further information on this new program that was created to assist you in becoming– and staying—in good health, we urge you to go to the following website: www.HuddleUpObesity.com