Fit to Win
The “Fit to Win” program presented by Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company, teaches children fun and easy steps for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. By partnering together, the Boston Celtics and Covidien are able to educate children about the importance of staying active and eating well, but in a fun and interactive way.
Covidien is committed to contributing to the availability of affordable, quality healthcare through the Covidien Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness, which provides financial resources, employee expertise and healthcare products to communities in need. The Covidien Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness continues to focus a portion of its funding to combat childhood obesity.
“We’ve provided a number of grants to programs in Boston and across the country to help educate children and families about healthy lifestyles,” Covidien Director of Civic Affairs Teresa Hacunda said. “By teaming up with the Celtics and various youth centers with Fit to Win, we can create more awareness, reach more children and deliver the important message that good eating and exercise lead to better health and wellness in our communities.”
2011-12 Fit to Win Events
November 17, 2011 - Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club
Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers, Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Doo, Celtics Mascot Lucky and Covidien’s Director of Civic Affairs Teresa Hacunda joined 36 youth to reinforce the idea of exercising and eating healthy.
Healthy Tip of the Month
Long commercials during your favorite shows? Try jumping jacks and sit ups to stay fit while enjoying your favorite shows!
Did You Know...
... that kids who eat a healthy breakfast are proven to do better in school?
... that certain house chores can count as exercise? Vacuuming the house, yard work, and walking the dog are great sources of cardio.
... that cooking dinner with the family is a great way to learn about the nutrition in meals and is fun family bonding time?
... that the hours of sleep you receive in a night help maintain a healthy weight? The recommended amount is eight to nine hours of sleep a night.
... that drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated and will keep you energized longer compared to sugary sports drinks or sodas? Staying fit and exercising regularly is proven to increase your mood and brain power!
... that one in three children in America are considered to be obese? Help lower this statistic by changing your lifestyle and creating a new healthier and fitter you!
Fun, Healthy, Delicious Recipes
Fit to Win participants work on fruit concoctions at a past Fit to Win event.
Turkey Rollup Snacks
- 4 slices deli turkey breast, (about 2 ounces total)
- 8 teaspoons honey mustard, or mango chutney
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 8 sesame breadsticks
Spread each slice of turkey with 2 teaspoons mustard (or mango chutney) and season with pepper. Wrap each prepared turkey slice around 2 breadsticks.
Banana Boat Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 can of 100% pineapple juice
- 2 pieces of ice
Peel bananas and place in blender. Add orange juice. Add vanilla yogurt. Next add pineapple juice then add ice. Blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy a refreshing smoothie!