According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise.
Join Family Practice physician Nicholas Espinoza, DO, and other people looking to improve their health for a walk around the Wood County Hospital campus.While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by Dr. Espinoza.. You don’t need any special gear – just a pair of comfortable shoes. Walk alone, with friends, a partner or family members, or with a group.
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country.