Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Practicing what we preach
Today is Fit Nation day at CNN, but you won't see it on TV. Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Medical News are encouraging CNN employees to get and stay fit. We are sponsoring a field day of sorts at CNN Center in Atlanta as a way to encourage people to exercise during their lunch break. We are also asking our CNN colleagues to sign up for the Fit Nation Challenge.
The Fit Nation Challenge is really simple - just pledge to exercise a specific number of hours each week. We already have more than 800,000 hours pledged. You can sign up for the Fit Nation Challenge here. The idea is to get moving -- and by making a commitment to exercise -- get fit.
This weekend, Dr. Gupta and CNN Medical News will be in Chicago, Illinois, on the Fit Nation tour. We will be encouraging people to exercise and eat right. Some of us will be running in a 5K race that will wind its way through parts of the city on Sunday. All of us will be handing out exercise information and items including pedometers to encourage fitness. Chicago is the last stop on the Fit Nation tour this year. We already are making plans for the 2008 tour.
Fitness is extremely important to Dr. Gupta -- you could say it is a passion of his. What health issues do you feel passionate about? What are you doing about them?
Want more info on Fit Nation? Check out CNN.com/Fitnation or click here to sign up for Fit Nation alerts and tips from Dr. Gupta.
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