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! The walk begins with a brief (5-10 minute) talk by a the month’s featured physician, followed by a walk around the park where you’ll get to spend time with your physicians, get to know them, and ask medical questions in an informal, relaxed, fun way. All ages welcome, and you can walk at your own pace.
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 us in Temple every third Saturday of the month at Temple Lions Park. We hope to see you there!