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Man to spend month in glass house

UPI News Service, 03/22/2011 

A Minnesota man says he will spend one month inside a glass house at a mall to help teach people about healthy living.

Scott Jorgenson, 45, of St. Paul said he will live in the glass apartment at the Mall of America in Bloomington as part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Human Project, WCCO-AM in Minneapolis reported Monday.

"I'm in my mid-40s and I wanted to do this to make a lifestyle change," Jorgenson said. "I want to enjoy my life when I retire. This opportunity came up and I had to go for it."

Jorgenson, who will be allowed to leave the house to shop and walk around the mall, said the public will participate in the project by deciding his "daily do's."

Dr. Marc Manley, vice president and chief prevention officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, will be observing the project.

"We really expect him to be learning new ways to move more, to eat better," Manley said. "And we expect lots of people to follow along and give him some support, and to participate in the things he's doing as the month goes on."

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