From Hip-Hop to Salsa: Battling Obesity Grassroots Style

When UCLA public health researchers went looking for ways to increase physical activity in some of the nation’s inner-city, minority neighborhoods, they only had to look inside those neighborhoods to find answers: Younger African-American people liked to dance to hip-hop. In Latino neighborhoods, salsa was the music of choice. And in some Appalachian communities, fancy footwork referred to as “talking dance” got people up and moving.

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