'Lighten up Brooklyn' campaign kicks off

BROOKLYN - Today at Brooklyn Borough Hall, residents vowed to engage in a healthier lifestyle as part of the "Lighten Up Brooklyn" campaign.

Residents came out to show off their dance moves and spend the first of many days being as active as possible.

Borough President Marty Markowitz started the "Lighten up Brooklyn" campaign 10 years ago. He says the program is meant to remind people to make better choices, eat a little bit healthier and start doing mild exercise.

According to Markowitz, Brooklyn residents exercise less and eat fewer healthy foods than the typical New York state resident. Markowitz added that nearly 60 percent of people in the borough are overweight. Markowitz says it's not just about weight loss and being thin, but about being fit and active.

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