Move2Health Campaign Kicks Off in Charlottesville

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A new campaign is calling on people in central Virginia to live healthier lifestyles. The goal of Move2Health is to get people to be active at least 30 minutes a day.

The campaign kicked off Friday on Charlottesville's downtown mall. Move2Health's challenge is to see how fast the area can get to a million minutes moved.

"It's not about losing weight, it's not about logging a ton of miles; we just want people to find an activity that they enjoy and log their minutes doing it," said Elizabeth Beasley, with the Move2Health campaign.

Anyone can participate, whether they've been exercising for years or are just getting started.

"Sometimes we do exercises like running, scooters, we have to do with our knees sometimes we have to do curl-ups," said Bella Farmer, who participated in Move2Health.

Friday's kickoff was complete with a surprise flash mob, a performance by the Music Resource Center, and a speech from the University of Virginia's baseball coach, Brian O'Connor.     

Move2Health aims to get people on a path to being more active and improving eating habits. Organizers say obesity is a problem in central Virginia, and hope this campaign is a step in the right direction.

NBC29 is a proud sponsor of Move2Health.