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Methodist Mansfield Partners with PTA to help Teachers Spring into Action

Mar 26, 2015 09:59AM ● Published by Kevin

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is partnering with the PTA at James Coble Middle School to provide a pedometer to a team of staff members to promote fitness and kickoff STAAR testing.

The staff will count steps and spring into action as they move from class to class monitoring students during testing. By helping principals and school personnel create a healthier atmosphere for learning and working, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is creating a healthy environment for the community.

"By providing pedometers we hope to increase healthy behaviors, encourage healthy role models for students, increase employee morale and promote a positive community image, says John Phillips, FACHE, president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

The purpose is to get staff moving and reward them for their dedication and hard work to educate our future leaders. 

Walking 30 minutes a day has many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, maintaining body weight and improving mental well-being.  Studies have also shown that regular exercise can improve thinking skills and memory.

The event kicks off Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the middle school.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Eight hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum.  Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at MethodistHealthSystem.org/SocialMedia.

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