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Toward healthier livesPosted Friday, July 17, 2009, at 9:51 AM
From an Associated Press story about the increasing number of centenarians:
"AARP is conducting a 10-month pilot project in Albert Lea, Minn., aimed at extending the life span of residents by two years. The group is working with the city to make it easier to get around on foot or bike, develop social networks and provide healthier fast-food options, and is hoping to expand the effort to other cities."
Could this work for Shelbyville? Seems like a good project to get involved with.
I've seen a graphic showing that in 1950 Tennessee's citizens were among the nation's healthiest (surprising, considering the ingredients in traditional Southern cooking) while now we're among the most obese.
We are what we eat (or consume -- let's add cigarettes among those vices).
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