Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving

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Are you one of the more than 68 million people who have a Facebook.com account? If so, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) challenges you to get up, get out and get moving! The free AAOS application, available for download on Facebook, "Get Up! Get Out! Get Moving! Let's Exercise!"

Set fitness goals (promoting weight-bearing exercises)

Track those goals

Join teams that can also set and track fitness goals

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Challenge friends and teammates on Facebook to meet and/or beat goals

Compete with people around the globe to earn points and work your way to the top of the leaderboard

The point of this exercise program is to help players get healthy, strengthen bones, encourage participation in the game of life, and help spread the message about exercise and strong bones around the world.

Facebook account users may search for keywords "Get up" to download the "Get Up! Get Out! Get Moving! Let's Exercise!" application to their Facebook profiles and begin inviting friends to join them in setting goals and earning points for some healthy competition.

The simple and easy-to-use AAOS application also provides "healthy bones" tips. A cartoon family of "Boneses" delivers age-appropriate advice on diet, exercise, and injury prevention. Links to humorous public service announcement videos are available throughout the application pages to educate users on the importance of daily exercise. A "frequently asked questions" section provides brief explanations on how the application works, how to update goals and activities, and how points are awarded.

The "Get Up! Get Out! Get Moving! Let's Exercise Now!" Facebook application is part of the Academy's current public service campaign to encourage bone strengthening exercise for all ages.

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I am running for Mrs. Idaho International 2009. Preparing for the pageant has been a great way to celebrate the great changes I have made to my inner soul and my body. 2008 was one of the toughest years of my life at the same time I look at the year as a blessing and it has brought me to where I am now. Running for Mrs. Idaho has been a wonderful decision. It has opened so many doors for me to share my story. My platform is on Type 2 diabetes. It brings me great joy to share my story with others and in so doing inspire them to "get up and get moving!" I feel the last year and the 13 before that and what I have learned in those years has been preparing me to run for Mrs. Idaho. I am so excited about the journey I will be taking that leads me to the pageant March 19th and 20th. Doing the pageant has also been a great to get to know some wonderful ladies, Miss and Teens. We have been to some wonderful events together and a workshop and it has been so fun getting to know the other woman in the pageants. I have chosen Type 2 diabetes as my platform. Running for Mrs. Idaho has given me some great opportunities to talk to people about having Type 2 diabetes and getting the word out about how a healthy life style can prevent it. Jill Knapp visit my web site at www.getupandgetmoving.net (I love helping other)