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Facebook promotion launches on National Walking Day, encourages people to get active
(SAN ANTONIO, April 1, 2013) – In celebration of National Walking Day on April 3, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to get fit and have fun by launching “Show Us Your Moves.” The month-long promotion encourages the community to submit photos or videos of their favorite fun physical activity – dancing, roller skating, walking with friends, gardening – you name it! Selected photos or videos will be featured each week on www.facebook.com/ahasanantonio and various American Heart Association social media pages. By sharing pictures of their physical activity, community members can help spread the notion that exercise can be fun.
The American Heart Association is hosting a community-wide event at Main Plaza (115 N. Main Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2, 2013 to showcase how each of us can move in our own way during the month of April. Fitness experts will showcase various exercises from 11:15-noon and the American Heart Association will be providing educational material to the community.
National Walking Day is a day where hundreds of thousands across the nation take steps to improve their health. Americans are encouraged to spend at least 30 minutes of their day briskly walking. Physical activity is critical to being healthy, but less than 50 percent of adults get enough daily exercise. With “Show Us Your Moves,” the American Heart Association hopes people will continue to make physical activity a priority beyond National Walking Day and find the fun in being fit.
San Antonio is kicking off National Walking Day on April 3 with the help of Broadway Bank and the launch of their new walking program. Employees will gather at Broadway Bank headquarters
(1177 N.E. Loop 410) for a group walk from
“Broadway Bank is committed to fostering a positive work environment by establishing a Culture of Health & Wellness at Broadway Bank,” said Carlos Torres, senior vice president, Human Resources and Wellness Officer. “In 2012, the Bank established a one-mile walking path around its main campus as part of its commitment to fitness through walking. This year the Bank is introducing a new walking program to further enhance its wellness initiatives on employee health and well-being. The Bank is partnering with Walkingspree to provide an online walking program to encourage employee participation.”
Torres described Walkingspree as a specialized wellness provider that uses technology to focus on prevention programs for employees. They use the next generation of smart pedometers so employees can track and download their steps into a customized online wellness portal. Then, the interactive portal provides information to help employees and their families walk to a healthy lifestyle.
Programs like Broadway Bank and Walkingspree’s partnership and other healthy workplace initiatives inspire employers across the city to integrate health and wellness into their corporate culture. And, the American Heart Association encourages employers to seek cost-effective ways to bring health and wellness into the workforce with fun activities like “Show Us Your Moves.”
For more information on “Show Us Your Moves,” visit www.facebook.com/ahasanantonio for promotion rules and directions.
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