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Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Celebrates with Baptist Health Louisville on the Opening of Three Mayor’s Miles

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Today the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement joined Baptist Health Louisville in celebrating the opening of three new Mayor’s Miles.

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. In celebration of National Hospital Week, Baptist Health hosted ribbon cutting events and employee walks at newly installed Mayor’s miles at their facilities at 4000 Kresge Way, 2701 Eastpoint Parkway and 2600 Stanley Gault Parkway.

“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 these Mayor’s Miles, Baptist Health has made it easy for their more than 3,800 employees to join each other before or after work or during lunch to be active and improve their fitness.”

“Designating Mayor’s Miles at our Baptist Health facilities in Louisville provides a convenient way for employees to take positive steps on their journey to better health,” said Steve Hanson, Baptist Health CEO. “Many of our folks are looking for a way to get some fresh air and exercise, and this will help them track their progress.”

There are currently 26 Mayor’s Miles throughout the city and more are in development. To learn more visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/HealthyHometown/activeliving/MayorMile.htm.