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Governor Perdue wants you outdoors

June 6, 2008

Cook County -- Governor Sonny Perdue wants Georgians to get outdoors and get moving. June is "Get Outdoors" month and Governor Perdue wants Georgians to head outside and take advantage of state parks.

63-percent of adults in Georgia are obese or overweight. Governor Perdue is encouraging everyone to get out, get dirty and get fit. And with state parks or historic sites within an hours drive of anyone in Georgia, he says there is no excuse.

" A lot of people go to the gym. You just don't get the same experience obviously that you get in the gym that you do outdoors in nature. That's what this is all about, connecting people with the outdoors.

Georgia state parks are unique. They all have their own individual characteristics and are great places to take a family," said Reed Bingham State Park Manager, Chet Powell.

June 14th is the national "Get Outdoors Day" and all Georgia State Parks and historic sites will have special events planned.

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