Let’s get healthy together, Douglas County! One of the easiest steps we can take is to go for a walk. 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?
We are launching our own “Walk with a Doc” series starting in June. Join us once or twice a week to kick start your walking program. You’ll meet other community members interested in improving their health.
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start or end your day 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. The best part is you don’t need any special equipment, a gym membership or have to learn new rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes, and come join us on Mondays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. (Monday’s) and 7 a.m. (Thursdays) for 6 weeks.