Donovan McNabb sets a Guiness World Record

Photo Credit:Ned Dishman

On Tuesday, September 21st, Washington Redskins Quarterback and health advocate Donovan McNabb tackled our nations concern of child obesity with a dynamic, hands-on event hosted for children around the Washington, DC area. A total of 646 children joined McNabb and his teammates for an interactive exercise session to celebrate healthy living and made fitness history by claiming a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Virtual Exercise Class. The event was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

McNabb, was recently named the 2010 Redskins Health Ambassador and is working to help beat chronic diseases by showing kids fun ways to “Play 60,” which means getting 60 minutes of daily exercise in order to be healthy and help prevent chronic diseases down the road. D.C. has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation, which has a long-term implications since obesity is linked to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

The record was witnessed by an official Guinness World Records Adjudicator who verified that the attempt adhered to the guideline of the record category and presented the Redskins with an official certificate upon their success. McNabb was also presented with his own certificate for the Guinness World Records title he currently holds for The Most Consecutive Pass Completions by an NFL Quarterback. 

I love how this initiative fits into Michelle Obamas’ ambitious Let’s Move program to end childhood obesity! Congratulations McNabb and keep up the good work! For additional information on Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline 

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