This November, Take the Zero to 60 Challenge

October 29, 2019

 

Think you can go 30 days without drinking a sugary beverage?

 

This November, challenge yourself to live a healthier life by choosing water instead of sugary drinks and take the NB3 Foundation’s Zero to 60 challenge.

 

Why? Soda is the number one source of added sugar in the American diet and more than 30 percent of all calories from added sugars consumed daily come from sweetened beverages. Excessive consumption of sugar can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage intake and drinking more water is key first step towards good health.

 

To rise to the occasion, challenge participants must drink 60 ounces of water—about 8 glasses—and eliminate all sodas, sweet teas, energy drinks and sports beverages from their diet.

 

NB3 Foundation offers five helpful tips that will help you, your colleagues or students be successful all month:

 

  • Remove all sugary drinks from your home

 

  • Motivate yourself and your family by posting positive messages around your home

 

  • Measure your daily water intake by using a large water container or water bottle

 

  • Track your progress with pledge forms, available for adults and children

 

  • Share your journey on social media and use the hashtags #ZeroTo60, #DontLetSugarShapeYou and #HealthyKidsHealthyFutures

     

Visit www.nb3foundation.org/zero-to-60 to register for the challenge, download resources and learn more.

 

 

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