FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign has had some impressive results.
According to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the first lady’s attempt to teach kids to exercise and eat healthy has resulted in lowered obesity rates for low income preschoolers in about 19 states between 2008 and 2011.
For example, in the state of Michigan there has been a small, yet significant difference of .7 percent. In 2008, the percentage was 13.9 and lowered to 13.2 as of 2011. Hawaii now has a 9.2 percent obesity rate for preschoolers, making it the lowest amongst the states with declines.
The campaign has been so motivating that artists such as the legendary human beat boxer Doug E. Fresh and the 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks have joined the movement. The two have been recently joined by singers Ashanti and Monifah as well as DMC (of Run-DMC) for an album (Songs for a Healthier America). It’s creation is dedicated to the Let’s Move!, Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America campaigns.
One song, “Everybody,” features Sparks leading the vocals and some bars from Dr. Oz and Dr. Olajide Williams aka The Hip Hop Doc.
Ready to move? Get into the hip hop visual below: