Walk with a Doc Newsletter
How is everybody this a.m.
Any questions before we get started?
Wow. 20,000 people and not a single question?
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 don’t want to read it, walk at least 100 steps/minute to derive the benefits.
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.
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.