Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Maybe it’s what you get: a medal, a buckle, a badge, a shirt. Maybe it’s what you give: 100% strength, energy, sweat. Maybe it’s what you’re running towards: goals, success, victory, the win. Or what you know you’re leaving in the dust . . .
2 in 3 of us are considered overweight or obese.1
Our children’s life expectancy is now less than ours.2
More than 105 million Americans have cardiovascular disease.3
Healthcare costs are at an all-time high while our health is at an all-time low.4
Do these stats weigh you down when you’re lining up at the start of a race? Probably not. That’s because you’re one of remarkably few people who have committed to living healthier, eating better and exercising more. You might measure “healthier”, “better” and “more” in terms of practice runs or rides, strokes you swam, recovery drinks you’ve guzzled or finish lines you’ve crossed. You’ve committed to the race, and that fuels your motivation throughout the entire year.
For many, making that commitment is far from second nature. That’s why, on New Year’s Day, Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life Company℠ is introducing a no excuses, healthy lifestyle revolution to replace the dated, ineffectual concept of resolutions: Commitment Day.
People of all ages and physical abilities are encouraged to commit to a healthy way of life, and extend a helping hand to others to do the same. You could be that motivation in someone else’s life, the catalyst inspiring them to join the movement unifying the nation around a cause for much needed change. Plus, Life Time is offering a FREE training program with registration for those who are looking for a leg-up.
Who knows, what starts with a 5K on the first of the year might one day evolve into some friendly competition for you at the next Life Time Tri! Visit CommitmentDay.com for more information and registration details. All race proceeds go to charity!
There’s a Commitment Day 5K in 35 cities across the country. We look forward to seeing you on January 1!
1. Ogden, C.L., Carroll, M.D., Kit, B.K., and Flegal, K.M. (2012). Prevalence of obesity and trends in body mass index among U.S. children and adolescents, 1999-2010. Journal of the American Medical Association, 307(5), 483-490.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3. American Heart Association: “Cost to treat heart disease in the United States will triple by 2030,” January 24, 2011.