The U.S. government has been on a mission to promote healthy lifestyle, for long. And now, football team, the New York Giants is doing their bit to attune more people into a healthy lifestyle mode.
Partnering with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the official hospital of the New York Giants, the football team has announced the launch of the "Get Fit Like the Giants!" contest where fans can submit entertaining and healthy exercise videos that show how they train like their favorite Giants players.
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Organizers believe that this will promote the importance of overall fitness and wellness among Giants fans.
"Obviously, the Giants understand the importance of fitness and wellness," Mike Stevens, Senior Vice President and CMO of the New York Football Giants, said in a statement. "We are proud of our partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery and look forward to encouraging our fans to 'Get Fit' with this contest."
Winners of the contest will get an opportunity to tour the Timex Performance Center, including the field house, weight room and Super Bowl trophy case. A meet and greet with Giants alumni is also part of the package.
Meanwhile, the HSS website has posted instructional videos featuring former Giants players Howard Cross and Charles Way, which shows them being trained through a series of workouts. These videos also demonstrate training methods that help athletes prevent injuries.
"This event is an integral part of our commitment to help both the professional athlete and the 'weekend warrior' to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle," Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS, said in a statement. "On behalf of HSS, we are proud to support the New York Giants and are excited to bring this program to their fans."
Elaborating the rules of the contest, the Giants released a statement saying that the videos can contain specific football drills on blocking, tackling, passing, running, catching, conditioning and stretching exercises or even making healthy food choices.
The last date for video submission is November 30.
Separately, the The New York Giants won against the Dallas Cowboys by scoring 29- 24, holding on to their fourth straight National Football League victory at Cowboys Stadium, according to the Business Week.
“Every time we come here it’s a nail-biter in some way, shape or form,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin told the paper. Their previous three wins in Dallas came by a combined 111-100 score. “We’re happy to win and be on our way home.”