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.
Walking August 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Come out and take a “Walk with a Doc”! Shane DeSimone-Radiologist at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital and Casey County Hospital will be discussing breast and lung cancer screening guidelines prior to leading a group walk. It all starts at American Legion Park on August 5 at 9:00 a.m. central time. The meeting place will be under the pavilion at Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to all fitness levels. Prizes will be distributed to all walkers. Bring your family and your friends so we can all walk and talk together with Radiologist, Shane DeSimone. *Event will be cancelled if raining