The JJK Effect
About the Show
On The JJK Effect TV show, Jackie Joyner-Kersee motivates participants to focus on living healthier lifestyles by eating better and exercising regularly.
Each week, The JJK Effect TV Show will encourage each participant to set their bad habits aside to focus on their workouts with Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
On this journey, they will learn how to change their eating habits and lifestyles. Jackie will motivate the participants and send them on excursions to local farms, zip line courses, climbing walls and inside the boxing ring for competitions and ac...tivities. Here the JJK trainees will gain strength in their mental and physical skill set. St. Louis viewers will become a part of these candidates lives during their transformations. What are we doing wrong?
According to a report released in May 2012 by The Institute of Medicine, about 1 in 5 children and teenagers in St. Louis were obese; a rate that has more than tripled since the 1980’s. So what does that say about adults?
Well, Missouri obesity rates among the Country’s highest: About 2/3 of US adults are overweight or obese. Obesity puts Americans at a higher risk for health complications including: diabetes, heart and liver disease, cancer, sleep apnea and joint issues…in addition to psychological problems. Healthcare costs have reached an estimated $190 billion annually.
By airing this program we hope to get St. Louis closer to be coming one of America’s healthiest cities and create a pattern of awareness to the benefits of healthy eating and daily exercise.