April 18, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

WalkSpringfield Offers ‘Smart’ Walking Paths

Thirty newly designated walking paths with tools to help the public identify details of each path using smartphones are now available in Springfield, thanks to a new initiative called WalkSpringfield.

WalkSpringfield was formed by the City, American Heart Association, Drury University, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Childhood Obesity Action Group and Healthy Living Alliance. Its goal is to encourage the public to embrace a healthier lifestyle through walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. The special walking paths chosen by the community partners are designed to make physical activity more convenient and accessible, while encouraging the public to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

The QR-coded paths are located all over the City. They include Chesterfield Village, Southern Hills, Drury University, Doling Park, Galloway Creek Greenway, Historic Commercial Street, Historic Downtown and Cooper Park.

Visit www.heart.org/WalkSpringfieldPaths for the full list.

For more information, please call Stephen D. Hall at the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate at 417-881-1128.

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