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August 9, 2011 > Sedentary Parade set for city named laziest in US

Sedentary Parade set for city named laziest in US

Submitted By AP Wire Service

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP), Jul 29 - Some Lexington residents are planning a tongue-in-cheek embrace of the city's recent designation as the nation's laziest with the Sedentary Parade set for this fall.

Get Healthy Lexington Vice President of Development Kathleen Martin says everyone should bring their lawn chairs and get comfortable for the event Oct. 9 as the parade goes nowhere and requires doing nothing. Stationary floats and non-marching bands are planned, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Lexington was recently named the least active city in America out of 100 rated by Men's Health magazine, based on factors including frequency of exercise, cable viewing and video game purchases.

The parade will be part of the city's Second Sunday event, held to encourage active lifestyles. Fitness-related activities including a 5K are also planned for the day.

``We really feel like this needs to be a good response to Men's Health mentioning us as the most sedentary city,'' said Liza Holland, president of the 16th District PTA, which is organizing the 5K. She called it a way to turn bad publicity into something good.

Urban County Councilman Jay McChord, who co-founded Second Sunday, said the issue has motivated more people to get involved. He says it was ``the gas on the fire that we needed.''


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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