Nishihara, Japan

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.

City and Country:
Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan

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Adventist Medical Center

Upcoming Walks: 
Walking one Sunday per month!

The next AMC monthly “Walk with a Doc” outing is on Sunday, June 28. The walk starts from the Agari Te-da Park parking lot or far from KiraKira Beach. The trail leads along Yonabaru Bay, then we will proceed through the town of Yonabaru, and on to the Ozato Castle Ruins. Most people will make the round trip walk. Some will hire a taxi for the return trip. Meeting time is 7:45 with starting time of 8:00. Things to bring: Walking Shoes, Mask, Water, Sunscreen, Hand Towel, and Lunch. Also don’t forget to bring lots of enedgy!

Lead Physician:
Dr. Darrell Vaughan, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lifestyle Medicine

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