Did you know that walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, elevate your mood and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cancer and disabetes?
Every first Saturday of each month, we will be hosting a Walk With a Doc.
The next walk will be:
Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Aspen Valley Hospital, meet in the Castle Creek Cafe
Health topic: What's General About General Surgery
Have you ever had questions about what exactly a general surgeon does? Here is your chance for a question and answer session with general surgeon, Dr. Les Fraser. Get an introduction to this exciting and intricate field of medicine. This is a chance to expand your knowledge of the medical field and engage in stimulating conversation with community members.
Enjoy this learning experience prior to our 40-minute walk around the hospital grounds. Who knows - this could spark a stimulating walk-and-talk while you enjoy the outdoors!
What to wear
Weather appropriate clothes, a cane or poles if you need, boots, sunscreen.
What to expect
Meet in the hospital cafeteria for a 10-minute discussion on a health-related topic, such as high blood pressure, asthma, anxiety, etc. Then join us for a plesasant walk for about 40 minutes near the hospital (or, if there is inclement weather, we will walk around inside the hospital). Finally, we will have a 10-minute discussion in the hospital cafeteria with some light and healthy refreshments.
Something to consider
Help clean up the paths while we walk! We can make this an opportunity to do good for the environment while we do good for our bodies. We will make it a step easier and provide the garbage bags.
"Encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the country."
For more information on Walk With a Doc, please visit walkwithadoc.com/our-locations/aspen-co/