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 diabetes?
Every first Saturday of each month, we will be hosting a Walk With a Doc.
The next walk will be:
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Aspen Valley Hospital, meet in the Castle Creek Cafe
Health topic: Tips for living with arthritis with Dr. Waqqar Khan-Farooqi
In this talk, Dr. Khan-Farooqi will discuss nonsurgical strategies to limit arthritis pain and dysfunction, emphasizing the importance of a structured exercise and diet program, explaining the effect of medications on arthritis pain and progression, as well as reviewing some current research.
Join us on December 1 for this insightful discussion and a lovely winter walk in our fresh, mountain air! See you there!
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/