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Residents urged to get more active

January 18, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The amount of physical activity each of us takes part in every day isn't something everyone thinks about, but maybe we should.

Last week, the state launched the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan with a goal of creating "a statewide culture that facilitates physically active lifestyles in every societal sector and in every region," according to the group's website. Eventually, the organization wants to develop and implement a plan that will increase or maintain "healthy physical activity levels" for everyone in the state.

The Randolph County Commission supported the effort last week by signing a proclamation and emphasizing the importance of physical activity in preventing many chronic diseases and improving health in general. The Upshur County Commission also passed a resolution.

The initiative launches Thursday with activities statewide. Locally, students in school districts throughout our area will participate in the "Cupid Shuffle" - a popular hip-hop line dance.

Hopefully, more people throughout the state will take notice of the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan and make additions to their daily routine.

If any school, organization or group of individuals has a plan, we'd love to hear about it. Give us a call at 304-636-2124 or send an email to Everyone can play a part in improving the health of West Virginia.



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