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January 24, 2005

Albany - Taking a few more steps each day can leave you much thinner and healthier by the end of the year. Georgia of the Move is an affiliate of America on the Move, a national initiative encouraging people to lead more active lives.

On the Move coordinators say taking 2,000 more steps each day and cutting 100 calories from your daily diet can help you lose up to 20 pounds in a year.

"Georgia has the 6th highest rate of obesity in the US," said State Coordinator Pamela Green-Jackson. "More than 40% of Georgians are overweight. It cost Georgia $78-million in 2003 to deal with obesity related illnesses."

A pedometer starts at just $5. It counts the number of steps you take each day.

For more information: www.americaonthemove.com or call 229-894-2499

posted at 4:05PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com