|UMC will host the first Las Vegas “With a Doc” event of Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 at Springs Preserve. (Participants should arrive 15 minutes early for registration.)
Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with UMC and Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC physicians and healthcare professionals, who will begin with some overall healthcare tips and answer questions during the walk.
“Walk with a Doc” is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
“This is a fun way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and improve your health at the same time,” said Dr. Joan Brookhyser, UMC’s Chief Medical Officer. “I keep track of my steps everyday because I know that a few minutes of walking can add many miles to life.”
Walkers of all ages are encouraged to join the guided walk around the beautiful trails of Springs Preserve, located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas. This is a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. Future walks will be announced via the UMC website at umcsn.com.
“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with UMC. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, UMC and Springs Preserve are demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to their community”, said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.
“There’s no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Brookhyser. “Research has even shown that you could 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 provide these health benefits, as well improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy weight, enhance mental wellbeing and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.