I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Staying fit and active is something that my family loves to do. We enjoy going on bike rides, playing at the park, walking the dogs, playing basketball, and basically anything and everything that gets us outside and moving! With nearly 3 out of 10 kids in the United States either overweight or obese, it is extremely important to show our kids and teens to be healthy and active. We are their role models. If we aren’t eating healthy and staying active, why should they?
The Boys & Girls Club of America, BGCA, aims to make staying strong and healthy as a family fun and challenging. They aim to tackle the childhood obesity problem head on by implementing the Triple Play Program. What the Triple Play Program aims to do is have youth participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. How is it that only one-quarter of youth in the US are meeting this requirement? We are not doing enough. Plain and simple. There has to be more that we as parents can do. Making Triple Play an activity that you and your kids do is a huge step, FUN step towards achieving these goals. And trust me, your kids will love it!
When I was asked to try some of these activities with my kids, I was immediately drawn towards the “Basketball Challenge” for my kids. My son is basically a huge basketball star! Okay okay, maybe not a star, but it is his passion and his favorite sport, hands down. The first activity we chose was the “Obstacle Dribble”. They had a blast! We didn’t have cones but plastic cups work just as well 😉
We took it outside after measuring to make sure we had enough room to throw!
Through the Triple Play program and support from partners The Coca-Cola Company and Anthem BlueCross Foundation for the Triple Play program, clubs will build the next generation of leaders, motivating kids to be healthy through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness.
Triple Play launched in 2005 and has made close to 10 million connections with kids to share the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components focused on mind, body and soul. I have to say after researching this program and seeing all of the effort they put into making this FUN for kids, I am beyond impressed.