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Lynchburg residents sign up for health challenge

Wednesday - 5/23/2012, 10:51am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. - More than 440 Lynchburg residents have signed up to get healthy.

Mayor Joan Foster challenged residents in February to lose a total 12 tons this year as she launched the city's Live Healthy Lynchburg program.

WSET-TV ( http://bit.ly/Ka5TDE) reports that participants have lost 1,000 pounds so far.

The free online program helps people find local workout options and healthy food programs. It can be accessed at http://www.livehealthylynchburg.com.

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Information from: WSET-TV, http://www.wset.com/


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