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Oak Grove students get fit with "Move to Learn"

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Larry Calhoun (center) of the Move to Learn video series shows some dance steps to students and teachers at Oak Grove Lower Elementary School Tuesday. Larry Calhoun (center) of the Move to Learn video series shows some dance steps to students and teachers at Oak Grove Lower Elementary School Tuesday.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The star of a popular children's exercise video series made a personal appearance at a Lamar County school Tuesday afternoon to show kids how easy and important it is to be physically fit. Coach Larry Calhoun of the Move to Learn exercise videos got kids at Oak Grove Lower Elementary School up and moving with some fun and easy dance steps.

The Move to Learn videos are available to Mississippi schools from the Bower Foundation.

"The medical industry knows that people who move, they live longer," said Calhoun. "And what we're doing, we're teaching classes at a very early age, making children aware that all this is fun, it's all about fun and staying healthy," he said.

"So far, we've produced 10 videos, five of them for grades K through three, five of them are for grades four through six," said Anne Travis, CEO of the Bower Foundation. "And we've highlighted Mississippi success stories, Mississippi fitness success stories and what we're doing is taking those statewide," Travis said.

To learn more about the program, log onto www.movetolearnms.org.

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