That’s right, 300 new Walks means 1 million extra years of
Intergenerational Dancing (as in the stuff going down at Bryan’s wedding this weekend)!
Walk with a Doc Newsletter
Good morning!
How is everybody this a.m.
Any questions before we get started?
Wow. 20,000 people and not a single question?
Ok, sweet.
I was worried you were going ask me something about orthopedics.
This week there are three articles we would like to point out:
One is on the speed of walking, with many quotes from our friend, Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke.
If you want to read it, it’s great. (Gretchen Reynolds’ stuff is).
If you don’t want to read it, walk at least 100 steps/minute to derive the benefits.
The second is on loneliness. This is a health risk factor that we are paying more and more attention to as physicians. I promise you, at wwad, you will connect.
The third is on the ‘best antidepressant’.
Within it are some important tips on addressing barriers from Dr. Trivedi (Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas)
  • Try dedicating the same amount of time to working out each day, at the same time.
  • Try not to get discouraged if you miss a few days. Instead, just resume exercise as soon as you’re able to.
  • Track your progress.
  • Keep the workout activities varied and fun by trying something new every day.
  • You can also charge a friend with the task of keeping you accountable if you don’t exercise.
“The earlier you maintain fitness, the better chance of preventing depression, which in the long run will help lower the risk of heart disease,” urges Dr. Trivedi.
Other updates closer to home:
When Shannon and Bryan (our Bryan) were 9, she told him they would get married ‘one day’.
That day was last Saturday.
Awesome couple. Awesome parents. Awesome day.
Look at his dedication to our collective cause even on his honeymoon (see below).
Finally, wanted to share one of the requests we received Wednesday(from the Pike County Health Department here in OH).
“Hello, I’m a nurse working with a provider who focuses on helping those who suffer from addiction. The provider I work for encourages physical exercise as an important aspect of overcoming addiction. I think this would be a great way to get our community together and start a conversation about the opioid crisis that is severely affecting our community.”
Thanks for your time.
I’m going to go for a walk now.
WWAD Greenfield started in May 2012, walking outside at Riley Park. They received such great feedback that they decided to start walking indoors during the winter as well. Cheryl Shaw says they have a very consistent group and it’s gratifying to see walkers of all skill levels and ages- their oldest walker just turned 90! They also promote an annual “Pack the Park” event where they’ve had over 100 walkers attend 2 years in a row. A huge thank you to Cheryl, Anthony Hayes, and Dr. O’Connor, who not only got the program started, but are determined to keep it going.
Welcome to the Family
Mary Beth Bissell in Boulder, CO
South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA (Erika Bennett and Dr. Dennis Thomas)
Speedway Rehab in Maple Glen, PA (Dr. Suzanne Sherry)
Verity Medicine in Easley, SC (Dr. Lori Carnsew)
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish!
David, Rachael, Bryan (and Jessica)
Our hearts our with the people of Annapolis and all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy.
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