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Exercise is the best medicine

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Exercise is Medicine, that's the message the Dougherty County Medical Society was trying to deliver.

Saturday hundreds of runners and walkers, including doctors and nurses took to the streets to spread the message about the importance of fitness.

They were part of the Riverfront Run. It's put on by the The Dougherty County Medical Society.

They say exercise is the best medicine and can cut the chance of getting various and diseases.

"I think about 40 percent of all diseases can be prevented by exercise," said Paula Bacon, Dougherty County Medical Society, Executive Dir.

"There is so many things that we see in medicine, even in dermatology, that if people would just take a little bit of their day and exercise it would change their lives," said Dr. Melinda Greenfield, Albany Dermatology.

Race proceeds will go to the Darton College Foundation's Allied Health Program.

The school is one of the leading producers of health care professionals within the Southwest Georgia area.

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