AARP Launches Fat-to-Fit Weight Loss
Program Online for Third Year
Guidance from fitness expert Carole
Carson – she lost 60 pounds at age 60
May 17, 2011 - Today marks the
start of AARP’s third annual “Fat-to-Fit Summer Weight Loss Challenge,”
an online program challenging and supporting people to make positive,
permanent life changes to improve their health. It includes eight weeks
of guidance from fitness expert and author, Carole Carson, who lost more
than 60 pounds at age 60.
Studies show people are more likely
to stick to exercise plans when they have support. The Fat-to-Fit
program will focus on personal interaction with both Carson and other
participants through the Fat-to-Fit online community of more than 18,000
Challengers will be able to access
free diet and fitness tips, Carson’s columns and blogs, videos, recipes
and more. They are urged to post frequent updates and to exchange ideas,
encouragement, recipes and moral support.
And, registrants have a chance to win $2,000. Official registration, rules and
details are available at www.aarp.org/fat2fit.
“It’s no secret our country is
facing a national obesity epidemic and a host of health problems because
of it. This program is designed to not only help people lose weight, but
also offer them an ongoing support system along with tools, resources
and advice from people facing similar challenges,” said Carole Carson,
AARP Fitness Coach.
“Most of us know what we need to do
but we need help making lifestyle changes. The Fat-to-Fit community will
help you make new friends as you learn how to incorporate exercise into
your schedule, find an exercise that fits your specific needs, cut
calories, and eat to live a longer, healthier life.”
The challenge runs through July 9,
2011, and visitors to AARP’s Website (www.aarp.org) can register to join
throughout the duration of the challenge.
Carson will select weekly
small-prize winners and, at the end of the program, she will select
three overall winners. Winners will be chosen based on three criteria:
serving as a role model for the entire community, facing and overcoming
challenges, and demonstrating the principles of the Fat-to-Fit program.
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