GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Holzer Health System will host the first session of its Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 11 a.m. to Noon.
Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk that begins at the Holzer Therapy and Wellness Center, located at 735 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio, and continue around the Gallipolis City Park.
The walk will feature Merhdad Asgeri, MD, Holzer Gastroenterologist, and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.
Walk With a Doc is a national nonprofit 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.
Holzer encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. Future walks are planned for every other weekend beginning April 22, and will be announced via the Walk with a Doc website, www.walkwithadoc.org, as well as at www.holzer.org and Holzer’s social media channels.
“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Holzer Health System. By incorporating Walk
with a Doc, Holzer is demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to their community,” said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.
Why walk? According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide these benefits (walkwithadoc.org):
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well-being
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
Gallipolis joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have created local Walk With a Doc (WWAD) programs. For more information about the Walk With a Doc program, contact David Stout at 740-339-2502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Holzer Health System:
Holzer is a multi-discipline health care system of over 160 Board Certified and Board Eligible Providers administering care in more than 30 areas of medical specialties at multiple clinical locations throughout southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia.
About Walk With a Doc: WWAD is a nonprofit organization that encourages 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. WWAD was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH and he has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. To learn more, go to www.walkwithadoc.org.