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.At each walk you’ll receive FREE: registration, healthy snacks, and chats with a Doc.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. Join your physicians and other people looking to improve their health at our monthly Walk With A Doc in Farmington Hills.
Free Blood Pressure Checks and Healthy Snacks will be provided!Upcoming Walks: All Walks are Rain or Shine from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM May 21: Upper Intestinal Misbehavior: When Eating Becomes Difficult with Dr. David Sternberg June 18: Developing Meaningful Relationships with People who have Dementia with Dr. Kenneth Gallmore, Kevin Snycerski, LPN, Senior Helpers and Diane Zide, MS, NHA July 16: How to Assure a Healthy Lifestyle as You Age with Dr. Jennifer Beal August 20: Dr. Savitha Balaraman: Early Diagnosis, Screening & Prevention of Cancers September 16: WEDNESDAY!! Dr. Brian A. Kopitzki: Treatment & Diagnosis of Common Skin Cancers and Precancerous Lesions October 15: Dr. Wilfred L. VanderRoest, Title: Pulmonary Medicine. Co-presenter Cathy Bailo, RT. Botsford Pulmonary Rehabilitation. November 19: Dr.Eric Kovan. Co-presenter: Nanc Webb, PT, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Botsford Hospital Main Camus.. Title ”Balance and Fall Prevention”.