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Health Dept. Uses Art To Encourage Exercise

12:11 AM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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The health department has commissioned a mural in the stairways to encourage people to take the stairs.

Greensboro, NC -- Most of us could stand to lose a few pounds. The Guilford County Health Department has come up with a unique way to encourage their employees to get moving.

Lynne Beck Media Relations Manager with the Guilford County Health Department said, "The main idea was to get people to go up the stairs, encourage people to go up the stairs, and I wanted to do something that was eye catching -- something that people would want to see over and over again."

So the artist Jermain Moody said, "My background is in art and I would love to be out here doing my art work and this was an opportunity to share my art work with the community, so I jumped on it."

When Moody started the mural, he worked at the health department. He's since taken a new job. But he goes back to finish the mural in his spare time.

And Beck said its working! She said people are traveling up and down the stairs more often just because of the murals that are there. 

WFMY News 2

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