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Health Commissioner Leads Employee Walk for National Walking Day

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 01:11pm

NASHVILLE − Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will lead fellow Department of Health employees in a one-mile walk on Wednesday, April 4, to celebrate National Walking Day and encourage TDH, other state employees and all Tennessee workers to look for ways to incorporate physical activity into their work day.

The Tennessee Department of Health is leading by example in encouraging TDH employees across the state to walk together at noon on April 4. Employees in the department’s central offices in the Cordell Hull State Office Building will walk together to Bicentennial Mall State Park. Among the participants will be a TDH employee who has lost more than 60 pounds by following a healthy eating plan and getting more physical activity, and will share her story as an inspiration to others to improve their personal health and fitness.


Who:  John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health
            David Reagan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Department of Health
            Bruce Behringer, Deputy Commissioner for Continuous Improvement and Training,       Tennessee Department of Health
            Department of Health employees

What:  Employee wellness walk for National Walking Day

When:  Wednesday, April 4, 11:50 a.m., CDT

Where:  Belvedere (scenic overlook below the Tennessee State Capitol)
                Rosa Parks Blvd.
                Nashville, Tenn.
*Employees will gather and depart from this site and walk to Bicentennial Mall State Park

 

 

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