AJ's Story

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• Name: AJ

• Issue: Tackling obesity and low levels of physical activity

• HC50 participant: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

"It was really a village that came in and participated in bringing the heartbeats of everybody to be one heartbeat. The first year we all worked out here and there, sort of hit or miss. By that second year it seemed it seemed to click and I started losing weight. In total, I’ve lost almost 180 pounds."

man holding large pants Village HeartBeat is tackling obesity in Mecklenburg as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge.