Walk with a Doc

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 for as little as 30 minutes a day can have the following health benefits1:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Improve blood lipid profile
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

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 exercise1!  That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Join your doctor and other people looking to improve their health at the next Walk With A Doc event.

Walkers of all fitness levels welcome!

For a list of topics discussed at the walks, visit this Sports Cardiology Blog or visit this local news site.

Check out this story from CNN on Walk with a Doc founder, Dr. David Sabgir. 

1American Heart Association, americanheart.org