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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It really is true what they say, use it or lose it, especially when it comes to our muscles.

The SOWEGA council on aging held a wellness kickoff event at Riverfront park in Albany Thursday morning to encourage senior citizens to get up and move.

The event is a part of the governors state-wide campaign for live healthy Georgia.

Thursday seniors went on a half mile walk, took part in a self defense demonstration, and even got to do a little dancing.

"It does help if you sit your going to get stiff and your body gives into pain and you'll just go down hill so you got to get up and keep moving," said senior citizen Geneva Bone.

The council on aging encourages at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. You can even break it up into three short ten minutes exercises a day.

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