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got milk?(R) and the NBA Showcase New National Teen Health and Fitness Initiative at Marina Del Rey Middle School in Los Angeles
Date:4/13/2009

Los Angeles Lakers Star Luke Walton Rallies Students to Get Fit By Finals, Awards School with a "got milk?" Get Fit Grant

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Lakers star Luke Walton is rallying Los Angeles teens to get into the fitness game as part of a new national campaign called Get Fit By Finals. The new program is part of a new partnership between the "got milk?" Body By Milk(R) Campaign and NBA FIT, the NBA's comprehensive health and wellness initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles for children, teens and adults through fitness and nutrition.

Adolescent obesity has tripled over the last two decades, so it's never been more important for teenagers to make better health and physical activity choices. That's why Get Fit By Finals calls on teens of all activity levels to take simple steps to help improve physical fitness and nutrition - such as being active for at least 60 minutes a day and drinking 3 glasses of fat free milk each day. The new program is based on the latest federal physical activity guidelines and draws on the fitness expertise of the NBA and WNBA trainers and the nutrition expertise of NBA sports dietitians to help teens achieve their own personal fitness goals.

Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers star, will be at Marina Del Rey Middle School on Monday, April 13th rallying students to get fit, encouraging them to sign-up for the Get Fit By Finals Challenge and presenting the school with $1,000 "got milk?" Get Fit Grant to help them implement health and fitness programs.

"As a NBA player, I've learned the importance of maintaining a high fitness level in order to play the best basketball I can. Exercising regularly and eating healthy are two big components that allow me to stay fit. I'm excited to meet and speak with these teens who share those same goals and are participating in the Get Fit By Finals program," said Walton.

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