Yearlong Sponsorship to Promote Health and Wellness to be Launched before Busy Holiday Travel Season
Today, Steward Health Care System (Steward) announced a yearlong sponsorship of an innovative health and wellness initiative at Logan Airport, which will include designated walking paths and health stations for passengers in Terminals A, B and C.
“While you are waiting for your flight, why not put that extra time to good use?” said Dr. Juliet Nimako, MD, primary care physician at Steward Health Care. “Experts agree that as little as 30 minutes of brisk walking several days a week can have a positive impact on your health.”
In all three domestic terminals at Logan Airport, passengers can pick up a “Strides for Health” map and walk between health stations and burn calories while they wait for their flight. Just 30 minutes of walking can help: reduce your risk of coronary artery disease; improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintain body weight and lower risk of obesity; reduce the risk of osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes; as well as enhance your mental well-being.
Steward Health Care is also sponsoring four health stations, which enable passengers to monitor blood pressure, test BMI (Body Mass Index) and evaluate their health in other ways. Passengers can find these health stations in Terminals A, B and C.
Steward will be sponsoring “Strides for Health” at Logan Airport until October 2014.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities. Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Quincy Medical Center and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group and Steward Home Care. Further information is available at www.steward.org.