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Thursday, 12 September 2013 05:29

First lady wants people to drink more plain water

   WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has pushed America to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should "drink up" too. As in plain water. And as in more of it.

   She's getting behind a campaign being announced Thursday by the Partnership for a Healthier America to encourage people to drink more water.

   Organizers say too many people don't drink enough water daily and about one-fourth of kids below age 19 don't drink any water at all on any given day.

   The first lady launched an initiative in 2010 to tackle childhood obesity. In the past, she has advocated switching from sugary sodas to water. But officials behind this new effort say it's strictly about getting people to drink more water — not about promoting water over other beverages.

 
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missourians to walk, run, bike, paddle and hike throughout Missouri during the rest of the year.

The governor is promoting a 100 Missouri Miles Challenge to encourage physical activity. He'll officially kick off the challenge in St. Louis and Springfield this weekend. The event coincides with National Trails Day on Saturday.

Missouri has almost 1,000 miles of trails within the state park system and more than 500 miles of trails federally designated as National Recreation Trails.

 
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