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Dust off your shoes for National Walking Day!

national_walking_dayToday is National Walking Day! It’s a great day to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your friends, family and coworkers a friendly push toward a healthier life. Heart disease is this country’s number one killer, but by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk.

The American Heart Association recommends that you walk more, eat better to live a longer, healthier life. Regular physical activity is believed to lower blood pressure, improve bone health, maintain a healthy weight and lead to better sleep and more energy.

Beaumont is sponsoring several upcoming walks to show their commitment to you living a longer and healthier life. Check out our list of upcoming sponsored walks for 2013:

  • April 6 – American Cancer Society’s 2013 Rear Saver 5k/8k
  • May 4 – Breathe Deep Michigan/LUNGevity Foundation
  • May 11 – 2013 Hometown Hustle 5K Fun Run
  • May 11 – Arthritis Walk
  • June 2 – Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo
  • June 8 – American Heart Walk
  • June 22 – Metro Detroit Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis
  • June 29 – Run/Walk Boom!!!
  • August 24 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • September 14 – American Diabetes Association Walk
  • October 6 – Torch Relay

Learn more about these sponsored walks or take a look at additional walks in the community this year.

Do you have a favorite walking path in your neighborhood or community? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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And the winner is… 2012 Pulse Awards

2012 Pulse Awards

The second annual Pulse Awards took place on Friday, Nov. 30 at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The event, highlighting news articles, radio and television broadcasts and social media efforts that have fostered greater public awareness of the impact of heart disease and stroke in the metro Detroit area, is hosted by Beaumont and the American Heart Association.

2012 Award Winners

TV Heart Coverage

  • Dr. Frank McGeorge and Sarah Mayberry
    WDIV-TV, Local 4

Radio Heart Coverage

  • Warren Pierce
    WJR 760 AM

PULSE AwardWritten Heart Coverage

  • Jill Halpin
    Observer and Eccentric Newspapers
  • Cassandra Spratling
    Detroit Free Press
  • Paula Pasche
    Oakland Press
  • Robert Sklar
    Detroit Jewish News

Legacy Award

  • Pat Anstett
    Detroit Free Press

TV Stroke Coverage

  • Jorge Avellan

Radio Stroke Coverage

  • Violet Ikonomova
    WWJ Newsradio 950

CPR/AED TV Coverage

  • Sean Lee and Deena Centofanti
    Fox 2 News

CPR/AED Written Coverage

  • Haley Goldberg
    Michigan Daily

Social Media Coverage

  • Kimberly Hayes Taylor
    B.L.A.C. Magazine

Public Affairs Coverage

  • Cindy Kainz
    Bloomfield Community Television

Most Creative Cause Campaign

  • Catherine Kelly
    Michigan Citizen

TV Heart Partner of the Year

  • FOX 2 News

Radio Heart Partner of the Year

  • 97.1 The Ticket
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