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Come Join Us on Saturday, April 23, at Dodger Stadium to Support Kids’ Health!

Let’s Move Nation will be at the third annual LAUSD 5K “Move It!” Challenge and Health Festival. It’s a great day to enjoy some light physical activity with friends and family while raising money for a very worthy cause and showing your support for children’s fitness. Check out full event details and register to attend at https://moveit-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/. Click here to watch our video from last year. Get your walking shoes…

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Executive Director Denise Brown appears on Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now

Denise Brown, Executive Director for Let’s Move Nation, recently appeared on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. During the segment, Denise engaged with Roland about current challenges faced in fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity, her passion for community advocacy, and her thoughts about the election season and debate around public health issues. Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program…

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Join Let’s Move Nation and AOL to get fit in 2016

Visit AOL.com and today you might see something a little different. Let’s Move Nation is prominently highlighted on AOL’s homepage as a featured non-profit of the month. One of the major online digital content providers, AOL.com’s homepage hub averages 8,000,000 visitors a day, and they’ve chosen Let’s Move Nation as one of its featured non-profits for January 2016. Let’s Move Nation is a supportive partner of First Lady Michelle Obama’s…

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New L.A. City Guidelines Take Aim at Sharp Health Disparities

In what experts say reflects a shift in thinking about public health policy, Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday adopted new planning guidelines aimed at reducing sharp health disparities across the city. The objectives include improving access to grocery stores and increasing life expectancy. But they also establish targets not traditionally part of health policy: adding park space, reducing motor vehicle crashes, increasing the number of low-cost day-care centers and beautifying the…

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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

As schools cut down on physical education and recess, kids are spending more time than ever in a desk. And while nerdy second-graders like me didn’t ever consider arguing for more gym, there’s increasing evidence that being active helps not just children’s waistlines but their brains. “If you consider the anthropology of humankind, we were designed to move,” Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at…

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Walking is the superfood of fitness: experts

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” she suggests…

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Let’s Move Nation! Brings Nutrition Education to RFK Students

One would typically expect high school students to be laboring over math equations or Shakespeare, but last Thursday students at Robert F. Kennedy High School had a different experience. After a three-class sequence on nutrition fundamentals taught by Let’s Move Nation!, students spent their class period quickly trying to determine how to assemble a healthy snack or meal as part of an in-class competition. The short nutrition course was part…

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Study: Salt Accelerates Aging in Overweight Teens

Lowering sodium intake could slow cellular aging and prevent heart disease Salt can increase the rate of aging and the risk of heart disease in overweight teenagers, according to a study presented this week at an American Heart Association conference in San Francisco. Overweight teenagers who reported higher sodium intakes had telomeres—protective ends of chromosomes that shorten with age—that were significantly shorter than those in overweight teenagers with lower sodium…

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Let’s Move Nation and GirlTrek Unite for Freedomwalk

Women travel from throughout Greater Los Angeles to attend event honoring Harriet Tubman and promoting good health. Last Saturday, FAME and Let’s Move Nation kicked off its partnership with GirlTrek as we hosted FreedomWalk – an event honoring historic civil rights leader Harriet Tubman and celebrating a commitment to good health. Women travelled from all over Los Angeles to join us for this festive, fun event. The walk was part…

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Moving and Trekking

FAME’s newest program coordinator has inspired countless women to exercise with GirlTrek and now brings her passion for health and wellness to Body & Soul and Let’s Move! When you meet Symone Leak, she has a natural energy and enthusiasm about her that makes you want to get up and move. Combined with a charming, outgoing personality she seemingly embodies the pay-off that comes with the hard work of getting…

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