V'burg park takes part in outdoor fitness movement - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

V'burg park takes part in outdoor fitness movement

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Officials are encouraging people to walk or jog through the rolling hills of the Vicksburg National Military Park to get in shape.

According to reports, the park is participating in the initiative organized by the National Park Service and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Let's Move Outside is a spin-off of first lady Michelle Obama's nationwide Let's Move initiative to end childhood obesity.

The Natchez Trace Parkway, a short drive from Vicksburg, is also participating.

Park officials hope to work with Shape Up Vicksburg, a fitness challenge launched last year by local gym owner Linda Fondren, to plan events geared toward young people and their families.

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