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Mothers Know Best: NFL Moms Team With Eddie George to Showcase a Better Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

Thursday, September 6, 2007 General News J E 4
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 5 NFL great Eddie George believesthere's a better way for women past the age of 40 to stay fit and preventdisease -- and more than 20 mothers of top NFL stars are about to undertake asix month experiment to see if he's right. As part of the EGX LifestyleChallenge, moms of such stars as Donovan McNabb, Jerome Bettis, Reggie Wayneand Bryant Westbrook will undertake a complete lifestyle overhaul -- includingmaking healthier eating choices and incorporating simple forms of exerciseinto their daily routines.

The program kicks-off in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 7 when the moms willconvene for the first time. There they'll undergo a complete physicalexamination and set their goals. Over the next six months, George and his EGXteam will criss-cross the U.S. to provide encouragement. Results of theprogram will be revealed at this year's Super Bowl in Phoenix.

"This should be a lot of fun," said George. "It's important to note thatnone of these moms are getting paid to do this. These are all women who havemade the decision that there is a better way to live and EGX Lifestyle is agreat blueprint to that end. EGX is a program I started several years ago whenI retired. It's not about a rigorous workout regime or getting buff. It'sabout simple choices and living in such a way that increases your chances ofavoiding major diseases. It's about living longer and better."

A 1995 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and 1996 NFL Rookie of the Yearwith the Houston Oilers, George owns virtually every Oilers/Tennessee Titansfranchise rushing record. In addition to his duties with EGX, George currentlyserves as color commentator on Tennessee Titans radio broadcasts and is aregular contributor to FOX's popular Best Damn Sports Show Period. He alsoco-hosts FSN's Pro Football Preview.

In addition George was the spokesperson for GetFitTN, a statewideawareness program developed by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to address therising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and risk factors that lead to the disease,like obesity. George has also been featured on MTV's "Made," where he coachedone youth to lose 40 pounds.

SOURCE EGX Lifestyle Challenge
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