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Botsford Offers Walking Clubs at Local Malls

Farmington Hills, MI (February 7, 2006)--- Looking for a fun way to exercise and have fun at the same time? Socialize with others while getting healthy at two free walking clubs sponsored by Botsford General Hospital.

Livonia Mall, located at Seven Mile and Middlebelt Roads, offers mall walking on Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Botsford provides free blood pressure checks for walkers on the third Wednesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Northland Mall, located at Eight Mile and Greenfield Roads, offers mall walking on Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Botsford also offers free blood pressure screenings for walkers on the third Monday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Northland has an extremely active walking club called the “Pacers.” About 500 people are involved. They meet four times each year with speakers on a variety of health and walking topics. Prizes are also awarded based on miles walked.

Walking in a mall makes it easy to be consistent in your walking program. The environment is weather-free and temperature controlled and there are always walkers to partner with. No matter your age, walking is a great way to burn calories, have stronger bones and a healthier heart. To learn more about the walking clubs, please contact Botsford General Hospital at (877) 442-7900.

The Botsford Health Care Continuum is an integrated system of care which includes Botsford General Hospital, the Botsford Physician Network, Community Emergency Medical Service, the Botsford Continuing Care Corporation and the Botsford Center for Health Improvement. The Botsford site on the internet is www.botsfordsystem.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dumas, Beth Montalvo or Stacy Brand
PHONE: (248) 442-7986