– We are learning more and everyday that we have A LOT in common with this group. Quite a few of their members are leaders of Walk with a Doc chapters. If you are interested in finding if there is an ACLM practitioner in your neck of the woods, click here
– not sexy (at all) yet critically important. Here are some of our thoughts on blood pressure. They haven’t changed that much since we released this
Kadooka is our leader in Hilo and an All American Great Guy. My goodness – wow. Here’s his Happy Video
. Here’s the new U.S. Postage Stamp
that features his WWAD home. He just sent an email out to his Hawaiian walkers on Christmas Eve 2016 (they meet every Sunday). I’m paraphrasing but it was something like, “Since we started walking together in May 2014 I haven’t missed a week, I’m not about to start tomorrow. I’ll be at the park if you want to join me.”
CCC = The Roman Numeral for 300. We’re at 287 chapters. When our family grows to 300 we’re going to have a bowling party in Columbus. You’re all invited.
– 1st movie
thanks to Kim-Field Springer. 2nd movie
we are also honored to be included in. Thanks to Saray Stancic MD and Marcia Machado.
Exercise – oh yeah!
– Had a great call this week with Dr. Ron Yee and Kathy McNamara at the NACHC
. They are doing heroic work around the country with over 9800 community health centers.
Group Exercise – This what the ACSM
had to say about the benefits a few months ago, we have also found this to be true.
is led by Dr. Charles Moore – a hero of ours. Dr. Moore is an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician at Emory and in his spare time leads The HEALing Community in Atlanta and with the all the spare time left over from that he leads a Walk with a Doc Chapter. Here is a video from our hero
: Absolutely love this program. The vision has our Walk chapters planting edible landscape along their walk routes. It would be there for our guests and everyone else to enjoy, ideally for generations. Pam Warhurst is brilliant – here’s her TED talk
Raise your glass to KentuckyOne Health
as we celebrate their five years as a co-branding Walk partner! With Alice Bridges
at the helm, Walk with a Doc took root in Louisville in 2012. Her creativity and passion for the Walk is matched by Annabelle Pike
, Walk Champion Extraordinaire, who expanded the program which now serves ten unique communities
. We’re looking forward to an overdo lunch outing with this cool cat in 2017! And let’s not forget their physicians who walk the Walk…
“Many questions I got gave me a totally new perspective on how to take care of our patients. Walking with someone you care so deeply in the beautiful weather is just a delight. “ – Jiapeng Huang, MD,
“Walk with a Doc is a great way taking our own advice about more exercise into practice and encourage patients to reach their fitness goals.” – Kathrin Lafaver, MD
“Quite a few people are hesitant to see a doctor until they absolutely have to. Events like Walk with a Doc allow people to talk with a doctor outside of a potentially stressful clinical setting.” – Josh Bentley, MD
“I love the Walk with A Doc Program. I enjoy meeting people “where they are”, not just in the office. That is where good health happens-in the routine of our daily lives, in the kinds of recreation we choose, and the friends we keep. ” – Deborah Ann Ballard, MD, MPH
La La Land – Brilliant.
Meditate – Proven a million different ways to be great for you. Here’s an introductory guide
I found to be simple to digest.
NP – Nurse Practioners. We have a couple of nurse practitioners leading Walk with a Doc chapters and they are passionate about health and terrific leaders.
(Dryden) – Dr. Bruce Cook – Here are some photos
, dude’s a rockstar. He just strolling around Canada walking with anyone who will join him, and as you can see, many are.
– Started journaling this year on this free website. If you think the stuff you find here is goofy? Dear Diary, it’s David and I think I may actually be a golden retriever…Here’s information talking about the health benefits of journaling
. It’s from the University of Rochester, who is about ready to launch their second walk.
Quebec – I want to go visit Quebec City and Montreal. Really looks beautiful – like Europe. What’s this have to do with the walk? Nothing really – I want to visit Quebec, which is personal. Why do you ask?
Rachael. RACHAEL. RACHAEL.
– I do not talk enough about it in our newsletter. Fortunately, the CDC does and the American Heart Association does. Here are a ton of sodium reduction tools
from the CDC and a simple way to take action right now through the AHA Break up with Salt page
. I sent it in a while ago and I feel better about myself.
Uber – Was very fortunate to watch an Ohio State Basketball game recently with my good friend John Cullen and my new friend, Jeff Jones. Jeff is the President of Uber and like John, stupid successful and stupid laid back. With a million irons in the fire and Uber in the news every single day for this or that I asked him to give me some tips. You know, tell me anything that they’re discussing at the top of the mountain. This is what he said. “Everyday, no matter what I’m doing, I take 3 or 4 breaks and go walk outside for 10 minutes at a time. Everything slows down. Everything gets better.” I asked him if I could share that in the newsletter, he said absolutely.
VVV: Nothing was coming to mind and I was on the treadmill desk next to Jessica. “JO – you got anything?” Without breaking stride she said: “Leilani Valdes
in Victoria, TX (superstar) – that’s two and she smiled; Valdez, Alaska
– working with their Parks and Rec, and Valencia, Spain – they start in one week.”
Jessica, are you kidding me?!
– We have a PROFOUND respect for the contacts we have spoken with and met, Katie Adamson and Dr. Matt Longjohn. Both health care icons at an early age. Sounds like I’m brown nosing – I’m not. What they have done and what they are doing with the YMCA defines game-changing. Speaking of the Y, Welcome to the Family this week – Hilliard Ray Patch Family YMCA
in Hilliard, OH (Dr. Kevin Sarich and Richelle Ginn)
You’re asleep by now, I get it. Sleep issues are a MAJOR concern that I see in the office all day long. Here are some simple sleep hygiene tips
to start with. Here is a newsletter
we have done on the importance of recognizing and treating sleep apnea. Have you heard of the STOP BANG questionnaire
? Some of my partners and I utilize when we are assessing risk in our patients. You mean Sleep Apnea has cardiac implications? Oh, you bet it does. Atrial fibrillation, drug-resistant HTN and endothelial dysfunction are a few big concerns. No worries – your doctors can treat it.
Thanks for staying awake and please,
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.