Mayor Karen Alexander and Salisbury City Council are partnering with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention’s Move with the MayorTM initiative to encourage residents to protect and improve their health.
“We are so excited to partner with Move with the Mayor, a national non-partisan program, that supports the health initiatives through Mayors and Councils for their citizens in cities across America,” said City of Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander. “Recent health data in Rowan County suggests that our neighbors could also benefit from increased physical activity to improve their health outcomes. When we talk about the health and safety of our residents, it’s not just in terms of public safety. We’re also talking about their physical health and ensuring they have those opportunities to become a healthier person, mind and body.”
The national initiative works with mayors across the country to challenge their communities to be more physically active to lower their chances of heart disease and its risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
As part of the initiative, Salisbury City Council will host a line dancing class with the Salisbury Dancing Queens and Kings on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bell Tower Green. This free class is open to the public and all fitness levels are welcome.
The Move with the MayorTM partnership includes free access to the Spark260/PeopleOne App for residents or employees of businesses within the City of Salisbury. Participants can use features such as joining annual calendar events, a nutrition tracker, SparkCoach, and digital health assistant.