Walk With A Doc
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) invites the community
to Walk With A Doc. SVMHS is launching the Walk With a Doc program as
a way to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Board
certified physicians will make presentations on specific health topics
prior to the one hour walk and answer people’s questions during
and after the walk. This is a great opportunity to get to know our physicians
and ask them questions in an informal, fun and healthy environment. The
free walks will take place once a month on Saturday mornings.
The nationwide Walk With A Doc is a non-profit organization started in
2005 and has expanded across the United States. Participants can walk
at their pace, with friends, or with a group while engaging in conversation
with physicians. Some of the topics that will be covered include Advance
Planning Directives, The Ideal Meal and Nutrition and Wellness.
Walking just 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve
blood pressure and blood sugar, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer
and even diabetes. At the walks, participants can have their blood pressure
taken and then walk between 1.5- 2 miles. Healthly snacks and health information
will be provided to participants.