My first word here…boring.  I think this is where social networks pay off with connections people make with other real people.  There are tons of healthcare portals like this that require data entry, aka work, to enter your numbers.  I don’t know about you, but the prizes don’t look too grand and people are just so busy today, but perhaps maybe I’m wrong?  image Are sites like this breaking down the bandwidth like the gaming side of the internet?   Last week I received something submitted  for consideration from AARP about planting herbs and other things in your garden as alternatives to use for pain management and care.  

We are saturated over and over with all kinds of items like this and what are people doing online, playing games and not necessarily fitness games.  Oh well maybe the light bulbs will go on sooner or later here to get the word out to educate and find us some real role models out there, Congress, as an example, what are those folks doing.  In the meantime, if you are interested, the links are below.  BD 

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today launched its second annual "Fat-to-Fit Weight Loss Challenge," an online program challenging people to make positive, permanent life changes to improve their health. AARP's Fat-to-Fit challenge will be hosted on AARP's website (  Fitness expert and author Carole Carson, who lost more than 60 pounds at age 60, will lead Fat-to-Fit's online community members through the 11-week program.

Beginning today, visitors to will be invited to join the Fat-to-Fit Summer Weight Loss Challenge. Participants record their weight and activity, and strive to lose pounds. Every time a user updates his/her weight, the Fat-to-Fit site shows how much weight has been lost since joining, and how many pounds the Fat-to-Fit community has lost collectively. Participation in the Fat-to-Fit online community is key to the contest. Participants are urged to post frequent updates and to exchange ideas, encouragement, recipes and moral support.

The 1st place winner will win a one-year Gold's Gym membership, with six months of personal training and also receive a trip to Orlando, FL where the winner will participate in a health session alongside Carson at AARP's Orlando@50+ National Event and Expo., Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010. Official rules and details are available at

AARP'S Fat-To-Fit Weight Loss Program Challenges Participants to Lose 10,000 lbs -- WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --


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