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The Garner Park and Recreation Department sponsored a senior fitness program called "Keep the Beat...Circle Yourself in Health," in which participants kept a journal of their involvement and received credit for prizes as an incentive to "keep the beat" toward a healthier lifestyle. Each week different educational topics related to healthy lifestyles were featured for discussion. NHLBI's educational materials were an integral part of the success of this senior education program.

At the summer day camp for children, Camp Geko, the focus for the week was on fitness and how to read food labels. One of the children's programs was the Mite Instructional Basketball Program developed for 5- to 8-year-olds. In this program children were taught warm-up and cool-down exercises, as well as how to check their heart rates.

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