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Letter: Get healthy, have fun

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We seem to spend millions of dollars building heart or cancer centers, and millions more on medications to cure us. Everyday, marketers sell us on this remedy or that, and train us to believe that possible horrendous side effects of medications are acceptable. Our health care system is designed to treat the ills that come to us, but we don’t do a very good job of preventing bad health. Or do we?

There is a wonderful low cost program available for Greenville and Pitt County residents to be involved with. The Couch to 5K program is offered through Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department, and has had several hundred people join the C25K Nation. All of the coaches started at the same point as the participants and are eager to share what they have learned.

The collegial atmosphere of the program lends itself to fun and team support. Everyone is encouraged to share their stories, laugh and learn how to successfully transition from an inactive life to one of movement and activity.

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart