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Nonprofit turns New Year’s fitness goals into reality
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Nonprofit turns New Year’s fitness goals into reality

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — As we enter the new year, many of us are trying to stick to our health and fitness-related resolutions. The Spark Foundation said getting more active in the New Year not only benefits your body, its producing chemicals in your brain that’re good for your mental health. The Fayetteville nonprofit is made up of those passionate about running, and educating Northwest Arkansas’ youth. One of those members is family and mental health nurse practitioner, Kelly McCarty, who stresses the importance of exercise for her patients. “It also helps neural connections in the brain, so it is protective against things like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Exercise helps people think and focus better,” said McCarty. Here are the most popular New Year’s Re...