When we first discussed our goals for our blog we mentioned over and over again how we wanted to be advocates for women playing golf, become part of health and fitness communities that promoted active lifestyles, and share our experiences in trying to balance healthy living with the fun things in life. In striving toward these goals we were thrilled to discover many bloggers and online groups working toward similar things. Girls Gone Sporty (GGS), for example, is an online editorial magazine and social community for women dedicated to living and leading sporty lives. And because of their commitment to creating a support system for women striving to be their best selves, we knew immediately we wanted to get involved.
So we applied to become GGS ambassadors, and we are incredibly excited to announce our application was accepted!
Now, what does this mean?
Well, it means that we have become part of a network of sporty women who band together to focus on positive health. We, and all GGS ambassadors, will work to encourage girls and women of all ages and in all walks of life to embrace whole health and an attitude of adventure – body, mind, spirit, and lifestyle – right where they are now.
Why is this important?
As a mom, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend, we recognize how incredibly important it is to lead by example.
- Did you know that female high school athletes are 92% less likely to become involved in drugs, 80% less likely to become pregnant, and 3 times more likely to graduate (source)?
- Laws like Title IX that work to facilitate girls’ entry into physical activity and sport at younger ages have discovered it can have life-long benefits and protect health by reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and osteoporosis among women (source).
Bre has run three races with her daughter on the sidelines, and her little girl is always so excited to see mommy finish and get a medal. In her tiny little mind completing that race is a phenomenal achievement. And so that’s why we’re excited about this opportunity. We get to be advocates for all girls and women, and, more importantly, role models to the little girls in our lives.
Here are a few of their great articles:
Again, we’re so happy to have become involved with GGS. Be sure to check out Girls Gone Sporty and all the wonderful things they’re doing.