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April 15, 2008

Albany -- The American Heart Association is urging Albany businesses to get their employees to start walking for good health.

Tuesday morning, Phoebe Putney Hospital and City leaders took the first steps in the national Start Walking program. Phoebe is the largest employer in Southwest Georgia and Albany's first fit-friendly company.

That means the hospital will encourage employees to walk to increase productivity and decrease healthcare costs by fighting heart disease. Mayor Willie Adams said "As your Mayor and being a Physician, I'm extremely proud that Albany is taking the lead, in the forefront, of encouraging walking, exercising, and activities."

 Phoebe will spend $30,000 to resurface the walking tracks at Meredyth Drive.

The Albany Mall will be the official indoor START walking area, and the heart of downtown will be the official outdoor track.   For more information click here to go to the start walk web site.

 

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