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"Move 2 Health" Campaign Kicks Off Friday

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Organizations throughout the region are calling on you to get active with a new healthy campaign. "Move 2 Health" aims to get central Virginians up, moving, and living healthier each day.

To participate, you're encouraged to spend at least 30 minutes every day being active in any way you can - by biking, walking, going to the gym, swimming, or even playing outdoors.

Ike Anderson, the dance instructor from the Music Resource Center, is getting his students involved by doing hip-hop dance. The students made a video for first lady Michelle Obama, inviting her to Charlottesville to see how their participation in "Move 2 Health," is contributing to her national "Let's Move Campaign."

"I don't think people consider dancing a workout until you've been doing it for 45 minutes and you're sweating, you're out of breath and part of you wants to sit down but you know you can't stop dancing to that beat," Anderson said.

However you choose to get active, you can log your hours online on the "Move 2 Health" website, where there's also a calendar of upcoming "Opportunities to Move" in our community.

The kickoff to the "Move 2 Health" challenge is Friday evening at the n'Telos Wireless Pavilion during Fridays After Five. Students from the Music Resource Center will be performing a hip-hop dance during intermission from the concert.

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