Md. Officials Work To Create A Healthier Baltimore

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Charm City residents are lacing up their sneakers to promote good health.

Jessica Kartalija reports it’s all in an effort to get fit physically and mentally.

On Monday morning in front of City Hall, Monte Sanders, trainer for Ravens Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, got Marylanders stretching.

“We have to train all three parts. Most people work just on the body,” Sanders said.

The goal is to get fit in mind, body and spirit.

“We are walking from City Hall to the Harbor with the mayor. We’re showing everybody that you don’t have to spend a lot of money and you don’t have to spend a lot of time to be healthy,” said Allison Buchalter, Healthy City Days.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Congressman Sarbanes and city councilmembers are on a mission to create a healthier Baltimore.

Students from Baltimore Freedom Academy led the charge.

“I am hoping my students will learn to be exposed to healthy issues and to grab more exposure with other people participating in Healthy City Days,” said Heidi Donato, Baltimore Freedom Academy.

The event kicks off a week of fun and exercise.

“Get people thinking about eating right, exercising often and participating in preventive screenings,” Buchalter said.

Baltimore Live-Healthy Incorporated is a nonprofit dedicated to health education.

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