Covington, Louisiana

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According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. 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! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

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. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

 

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City and State:
Covington, Louisiana

Upcoming Walks:
(Click the date for more info) 

November 11, 2017 @ 8am
Topic: “Medication Overuse Headache”

December 2nd, 2017 @ 8am
Topic:  “Obstructive Sleep Apnea from an Ent perspective”

Lead Physician: Dr. Amanda Wright

Dr. Wright received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center located in San Antonio, Texas. She completed an Internship and Residency with the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Wright is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Location:
Coquille Park
Covington, LA
(Click here for a map to the park!)

Powered By:
Ochsner North Shore

Contact Information:
Wendy Meibaum
wmeibaum@ochsner.org
985-898-7357 or ext 57357