What do Eli Manning and George Bush have in common? At first glance, nothing. One has boyish good looks, undeniable football skill and the love of, if not America, New York, while the other is . . . George Bush. The two are seemingly worlds apart, yet as of last week, they’ve come together to promote one cause: health.
Eli Manning is the official spokesman of the National President’s Challenge, an endeavor meant to encourage all Americans aged six and up to exercise. It began on March 20 but registration is open until April 3, and the challenge itself lasts until May 16. During that time, you are asked to be as active as possible, recording your progress online as you go. Personal goals, monitored progress and comparisons to others will help you keep moving, but don’t worry if you laze about once or twice. The eight week program includes two weeks of slipups. So basically, it’s six weeks of movement, two weeks of none and a lot more health.
Exercise is one of the most important aspects of your life. You have to stay active to stay well, yet most of us don’t. Most of us spend our working hours sitting, our leisure hours sitting and anything in between sitting. We sit, sit, sit, and get fat, fat, fat. And then, we get ill.
A better plan would be to move, move, move, and there’s no better way to do that than to begin with the National President’s Challenge. Sign up today, and then, go for a walk or a jog or a bike ride, and be a part of the nation’s health.�