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U.S.-Mexico border celebrates World Physical Activity Day by walking

El Paso, TX, April 5th, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) –April the 6th  is World Physical Activity Day, and this year staff from the General Consulate of Mexico, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office and other organizations celebrated with a walk to inaugurate six new walking trails from the Move El Paso! initiative on April, 2nd, 2012.

ABOUT MOVE EL PASO!

Move El Paso! is an initiative of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health and other partners that identifies and provides a variety of safe ways to raise awareness about physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate physical activity during the day and walking is a good option that can be divided into three 10 -minute sessions during the day anywhere.

Six walking trails were established, including three in the central area: civic center, city hall and the museum district, as well as the General Consulate of Mexico, Segundo barrio, and City of El Paso Department of Public Health. The route of the trails ranges from ¾ of a mile to 2 miles long.

RELATED LINKS

MOVE EL PASO: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/health/move-elpaso/

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For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4  El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040  / Fax  (915) 845-4361
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