Exercise reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Research has shown that you can gain two hours of life for each hour that you exercise regularly.
According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can:
· Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
· Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity
· Enhance mental well-being
Prior to COVID-19, Walk With a Doc was open to the community. Walkers would enjoy a medical discussion followed by a rejuvenating walk with Dr. Mona Dave and her mother, Dr. Kiran Harpavat. Until it is completely safe to walk in large groups again, Walk With a Doc has gone virtual!
Every Saturday morning at 8:00 AM central time, a video is posted where Walk With a Doc Leaders from around the world share important health topics and then go on a walk.
Here are a few reminders:
· Practice Physical Distancing – Either walk on your own or bring along a friend or loved one, but make sure you’re staying at least 6 feet apart from one another.
· Get Out In Nature – If possible, get outside for your walk! Walk around your neighborhood or head to a local park. Nature is good for you and your immune system.
· Be Social – During your walk, feel free to call or FaceTime a friend or a family member. Prefer some alone time? Consider listening to music or a podcast while you walk.