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KY to take part in employee wellness program

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has announced thatKentucky is participating in an anti-obesity campaign called National Employee Wellness Month.

More than 60 companies across the country are participating. The program's goal is to increase awareness about workplace wellness and to educate people on how to be healthier and more active at work.

State employees will have a 12-week program in which they can participate in a weight-loss competition. People who participate in the Virgin HealthMiles program are also able to be in a national steps competition.

Beshear said Tuesday that healthier workplaces could help Kentucky when it comes to its problems with obesity, heart disease
and wellness.

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