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Own Your Own Health

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Monroe's goal is to have walked over one million steps by the end of the challenge.

Communities all over the United States are standing up to obesity through the Own your Own Health Challenge. The Own Your Own Health Challenge allows groups and individuals to log their steps for the day.

Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation at over 36 percent. Monroe Governor, Jamie Mayo, has taken notice to this fact by adding 'promoting healthy lifestyles' to his 60 for 60 project list. 

Along with recording steps counted, community members can use the Activity Counter. This feature allows users to choose from 100 activities to calculate their total steps. Every Friday a prize will be drawn as an incentive for the participants. The participants will also be motivated to beat the opposing city, Alexandria.  

For more information or to sign up for the Own Your Own Health Challenge visit here.

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