CBC has just launched a new show going along with the Live Right Now initiative – Village on a Diet.
Village on a Diet is based on the small town of Taylor in British Columbia, Canada; having a population of approx. 1400 with 60% of the population overweight or obese.
On the first episode, all the residents of Taylor stepped onto a massive scale together! They were 1 ton over the national average weight!
Goal: Collectively their goal is to lose 1 ton of weight ( 2000lbs), in 3 months!
They are given the expertise of a physician, dietitian, psychologist and 2 personal trainers to support this goal; along with fitness equipment, and the town’s golf course which will frequently be used for obstacle courses to help get fit!
The show portrays real people from a woman pushing back her wedding day because she does not feel beautiful in her wedding dress, to a 14 year old boy having to be home schooled because of bullying for being overweight. A teacher trying to be a good role model to motivate her students, and parents for their children. It is a very heart felt show, with much emotion and incredible motivation and determination. I even shed a tear.
Highly recommended show! Nothing else of its kind out there. If you need that extra push to get motivated here it is!
Watch Mondays at 9pm or online at www.cbc.ca/liverightnow/village/
Below is a new excited initiative which can really help your New Years resolutions last and keep you on track!
Live right now!
Helping Canadians Live Right Now
The Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) is excited to be partnering with CBC on an amazing new initiative called LIVE RIGHT NOW.
LIVE RIGHT NOW is a national program supported across three media platforms – CBC Television, CBC Radio and cbc.ca. It’s designed to ignite a movement of Canadians to make small, manageable changes that will have a large and lasting effect on their health.
Canadians can register at LiveRightNow.ca to join a dynamic and interactive community of people committed to making a positive change in their health – and the health of their country. The site offers tools and resources for healthy living including health and fitness challenges, blogs from health professionals, goal tracking, a body age calculator, recipes, videos, and a platform that will foster nationwide inspiration to ignite CBC’s biggest social networking movement ever.
Together with the other members of the LIVE RIGHT NOW Advisory Board – Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Diabetes Association, Dietitians of Canada, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Heart and Stroke Foundation, ParticipACTION and YMCA Canada, in partnership with President’s Choice Brand and the Ontario Medical Association – CON-RCO will help CBC to create a positive, fun and supportive environment for Canadians to lead healthier lives in 2011 and beyond.
-Canadian Obesity Network