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Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaks to local kids about importance of physical activity

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Some Quincy youngsters got a chance to learn the benefits of keeping active Monday from an Olympic icon.

Third graders at Ellington Elementary got the chance to catch up with six-time Olympic medalist and international track and field legend, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
   
Joyner-Kersee spoke to the kids about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude, as well as developing those habits at a young age.

"It's been really great coming in to the schools and really listen to the young people have fun trying to figure out 'what are those healthy habits?' and what is it they need to do," Joyner-Kersee said. "But also challenging them to be great listeners, and listening to their parents and teachers, be respectful and be kind."

Joyner-Kersee visited the students as a part of Quincy Medical Group's Heptathlon of Healthy Habits.
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