Madison County, New York

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! 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 world. 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.

Upcoming Walks:

*Saturday, April 25th, 10-11am   Dr. Adam Berg will discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Cazenovia Monday Mile, starting at Lakeland Park.

* Saturday, May 2nd, 10-11am    Dr. Daniel Ratnarajah will be on Oneida Rail Trail Monday Mile on Seneca Street in Oneida.

* Saturday, May 9th, 10-11am    Dr. Heidi Puc will discuss Ticks/Lyme Disease at the Chittenango Creek Walk Monday Mile.

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Madison County Rural Health Council, Inc.

Upcoming Walks:

Canceled due to COVID-19.  Check back for the event to be rescheduled:*Saturday, April 25th, 10-11am   Dr. Adam Berg will discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Cazenovia Monday Mile, starting at Lakeland Park.

* Saturday, May 2nd, 10-11am    Dr. Daniel Ratnarajah will be on Oneida Rail Trail Monday Mile on Seneca Street in Oneida.

* Saturday, May 9th, 10-11am    Dr. Heidi Puc will discuss Ticks/Lyme Disease at the Chittenango Creek Walk Monday Mile.

Contact Information:
Bonnie Slocum
slocum.bonnie@mcruralhealthcouncil.org
315-447-7625
 
Stephanie Henry
henry.s@mcruralhealthcouncil.org