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April 16, 2008

Valdosta - The City of Valdosta and the American Heart Association have a new idea of how to spend your breaks.

They are asking employers to initiate Walk at Work.

Mayor John Fretti proclaimed today as Start Walking Day in the city.

The City has laid out a long and short walking path around Downtown Valdosta and are asking employees to take a break from work each day to walk.

They hope it's a new way to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase productivity.

"We go back, we are much, we are much more energized. We have a lot more oxygen. We are not just relying on coffee or caffeine to get us through that break. And I thinks its all around a very good idea," Mayor Fretti says.

He is urging the county, Valdosta State and all companies within the community to promote their employees to walk at work as well.

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