This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you know that 3 out of 10 kids are obese or overweight?* With the abundance of screens all around us, it’s become even tougher to keep children and teens active and healthy. The Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and Coca-Cola have partnered to create the Triple Play program to help keep young people healthy. Beyond just staying active and eating well, Triple Play also encourages a connection with ones community, accepting differences amongst people and learning that small lifestyle changes can have a huge impact.
At the start of this New Year, Boys & Girls Clubs of America came up with the mantra “I FEEL BETTER WHEN” to encourage improvements in health and wellness practices. The reasoning behind this mantra is to demonstrate how the smallest of lifestyle changes can have a long-term positive impact. Our own family has been focused on “I feel better when I get a good night of sleep” so we can remind ourselves that getting to bed early will set the stage for a productive and happy next day. Getting enough rest every night also gives us more energy to get outdoors and participate in the activities and exercise that we love!
Our family tries to embody the spirit of the Triple Play program in the activities that we participate in on a daily basis. We love to go camping, fishing and hiking as a family and we also all have individual activities that we love. My son plays Little League baseball which keeps us all very involved in our community with the associated fundraising and events. We also support many local businesses while staying active by taking gymnastics and dance classes in our own neighborhood.
Triple Play gives young people at Boys & Girls Clubs the tools and knowledge to start healthy habits that will carry into adulthood. Thanks to national support from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and Coca-Cola, Boys & Girls Clubs all around the country are able to provide the Triple Play program to their communities. Has your family participated in the Triple Play program at BGCA? If not, take a second and visit the BGCA Triple Play website for more info!
* Ogden, C.l., Carroll, M.D., Curten, L.R., et. Alt. Prevalence of High Body Mass Index in US Children and Adolescents, 2007-2008. Journal of the American Medical Association. (2010). 303(3): 242-249.