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Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Celebrates with Hosparus on the Opening of a Mayor’s Mile

Friday November 8, 2013

Today the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement joined Hosparus in celebrating the opening of its Mayor’s Mile. 

Mayor’s Miles are a distance-marking system for walking paths. Ground markers and pole signs designate every 1/10th of a mile to help facilitate walking for groups and individuals.

“The Mayor’s Mile program is an appealing worksite wellness tool for health-minded employers,” said Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, who stood in for Mayor Fischer at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony. “We know that people are much more likely to regularly engage in physical activity when they find it rewarding – when they have fun doing it. With this Mayor’s Mile, Hosparus has made it easy for employees to join each other before or after work or during lunch and to be active and improve their fitness.”

Phil Marshall, president and chief executive officer at Hosparus, added, “We are thrilled to be part of this program. It gives our staff members and volunteers a unique opportunity to incorporate wellness into their daily routine. Participating in the Mayor’s Mile advances our mission to improve the quality of life for all we serve.”

There are currently more than 23 Mayor’s Miles throughout the city and several more are in development. To learn more click here.

The Greater Louisville Project recently released a report on health stating that we can improve Louisville’s health outcomes when we focus on four categories: social and economic factors, health behaviors, clinical care and physical environment. To learn more click here