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TN Department of Environment and Conservation takes Walk for Wellness to LP Field

Posted Sep 4, 2014

LP Field was the site of a wellness walk hosted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hosted a Wellness walk to LP Field this afternoon. 

The walk is to celebrate TDEC receiving the Wellness Champion Award in the Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative competition.  The competition, which stems from the Healthier Tennessee initiative created by Governor Bill Haslam, was created to encourage state employees to actively take part in setting a positive example for Tennesseans in the area of health and wellness.

The two-mile course began at the Tennessee Tower Plaza, crossed the Cumberland River, ending at LP Field and returning to the Tennessee Tower Plaza.  Numerous staff walked the course with their families and/or co-workers, and all the participants cheered and encourage each other.

“The health and wellness of all Tennesseans is something the Titans take very seriously and we applaud our partners at The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for receiving the Wellness Champion Award in the Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative competition,” said Brad McClanahan, Titans director of marketing.  “They are leading the way and setting the bar for all Tennesseans to follow!”

TDEC earned the highest recognition based on accumulating the most wellness points, which were earned by hosting wellness fairs, creating newsletters, sponsoring Wellness Wednesdays featuring Lunch and Learns, and establishing walking groups across the state.  Each quarter, TDEC and other organizations had the chance to participate in an online wellness challenge. The Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative is a long-term program designed to give workplaces the tools and support they need to lead healthier lives.

“Today’s walk to LP Field is a great way to celebrate the hard work of our employees,” Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau said. “Employees throughout the department took the Healthier Tennessee initiative to heart and made the commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. We are honored to have our Play 60 partners, the Tennessee Titans, host us and celebrate our Wellness Challenge victory.”

Titans mascot, T-Rac and Tennessee State Parks mascot, Ramble, high-fived the participants as they arrived at LP Field and the afternoon concluded with a tour of LP Field. 

Events like this one help to set a positive example for health & wellness with the greater Nashville area.

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