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Louisiana is officially on the Move!

Released: Saturday, October 02, 2004

Hundreds of residents lined up at the Women's Wellness Day at the Pennington Center on Saturday to pledge to be more active. Louisiana on the Move is a statewide effort designed to get Louisianans more active in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program, which officially kicked off today, allows participants to log on to the Louisiana on the Move Web site - a first step toward a more active lifestyle. Louisiana on the Move is an affiliate of America on the Move, a national grassroots effort to combat the obesity crisis in the United States. Louisiana on the Move and America on the Move are programs that encourage and teach a lifestyle of daily walking, by introducing easy ways to walk and even lose weight. When participants log in to the Web site, they may input the number of steps walked each day, input their caloric intake, and get food and exercise tips.

To register or get more information, log on to the Louisiana on the Move Web site: www.americaonthemove.org/la

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The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. Itis a campus of the Louisiana State University System and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at the Center includes approximately 80 faculty and more than 25 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 50 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dieticians, and support personnel, and 19 highly specialized core service facilities.  The Center's more than 500 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 234-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.