Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best prescription for health they can give you.
Did you know that walking can have the same health benefits of running? It’s true! Walking is a simple and fun way for people of all ages and abilities to feel good and be fit. By adding just 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could:
- Lose weight. A 30 minute brisk walk can burn about 150 extra calories a day. The more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you’ll burn.
- Boost your immune system. Walking has the power to lower your risk of getting high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
- Look and feel younger. Yes, by walking every day your quality of sleep will improve. You will feel more energized and feel less stress.
- Become smarter. Our brains naturally shrink as we get older but some studies show that walking can halt that trend. Regular exercise preserves the memory and learning part of your brain by increasing blood flow that nourishes tissue.
A regularly active adult takes around 10,000 steps from morning until night. Participating in Walk With Your Doc means an additional 2,000 – 3,000 steps. Participating walkers will receive a free pedometer to track their steps (while supplies last). Be part of the walking movement and sign up for a Walk With Your Doc!