Shaq's Family Challenge
Does your family need to lose weight? Here's a slam dunk of a plan.
Do you think you and your entire family have what it takes to play on a team with an NBA champion? We're not talking about basketball - we're talking about healthier lives. Shaq is the host of the ABC hit Shaq's Big Challenge, where a group of six kids are ready to start making the important changes necessary to lose weight and learn the skills needed to live healthy for a lifetime.
Shaq's Challenge is also available online, so you can play along at home and get your entire family motivated by this beloved basketball star. With the obesity trend amongst America's youth continuing to grow to epidemic rates, there's never been a better time, or coach, to get you and your kids started.
There are just four simple promises you have to make before beginning the challenge. There is even a certificate you can print and sign before you start.
- Fast food limited to one time per week
- 30 minutes of physical activity daily
- Set goals and exercise
- Keep a food log for the initial two weeks
When you sign up, you'll immediately have access to all of the tools, expert advise, dietary plans and more at the Shaq's Family Challenge site. This program includes more than 200 recipes that even your kids will love, activities to keep your family moving each day, advice for maintaining your kids' interest- there are even words of encouragement from the big guy.
- Family-oriented, works for kids and adults
- Promotes healthy kids
- Provides sensible and reasonable food and dining tips
- Very affordable
- Encourages exercise
- Endorsed by Shaquille O'Neal
- Manage a food log
Shaq and the Big Challenge team of experts have created a complete guide to make it easy for you to overcome many of the food and dining barriers you might experience with your kids. Some of these include:
- Making fast food healthier - when you have to eat it
- Sugary snacks pack on pounds - learn which to avoid and which can be OK
- Make smarter choices when choosing beverages - soda, punches, tea and coffee aren't doing you any favors
- Healthier alternatives to typical lunch box favorites and cafeteria menus
As part of your promise when joining Shaq's Family Challenge- you have to work in no less than 30 minutes of physical activity each day. It's really not that tough when you think about it. If the neighborhood ball park is a few blocks away- walk it instead of driving. Thirty minutes in the pool will go by so quickly and be quite refreshing. Throw the family on bicycles and enjoy a relaxing evening ride. Encourage the kids to take the stairs at school, instead of the elevator. Or, let them ride their bikes to school instead of having you drop them off. Your endurance will quickly build and you'll soon be excited about your half-hour of exercise.CONCLUSION
Frightening research exists on the obesity rate amongst U.S. children and teens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control states one-third of the kids in America are already overweight or on their way, and many industrialized countries around the globe are facing the same epidemic. Shaq's Big Challenge is a program that is so necessary- it couples a basketball hero and role model with a fun, healthy and smart approach to keeping kids eating right and staying active.
Fast food dinners and hours of video games have replaced wholesome home-cooked meals and evenings racing up and down the backyard. Shaq's Big Challenge will not only spell-out an effective healthy living plan for your kids- but it's something the entire family can get involved with.Common Misspellings
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