Please give Dr. Norris a big high five next time you see him, as he recently completed the Disney 1/2 marathon!
It is finally here! Time to start back up with our monthly WWAD walks. I trust all of you had a wonderful summer and are ready to hit the pavement and start walking with the group. This will be a great time to invite your family and friends to walk with us. This is a time to get in your steps, challenge yourself to walk more and to burn those calories. Since it is still hot and humid, continue to stay hydrated throughout the day. Get your walking shoes ready for a season of fitness, meeting new friends and having loads of fun! Dr. Norris is looking forward to seeing all you regulars and meeting new friends.
Upcoming 2018 Walk Dates:
About the Walk
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 country. 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.