What are we up to?
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to spend your weekend than getting healthy? Here on Long Island, we’re coming together at the Westfield South Shore Mall, and taking a few easy strides to help our hearts and improve our health. We're excited to begin the first Walk with a Doc chapter in the region!
Ready, Set, Walk!
The last Sunday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, take a walk with Dr. Donato Balsamo of Paragon Private Health, Lisa Zimmerman of Evolve Wellness Health Coaching, and more healthcare professionals. Join the Long Island Health Collaborative in asking questions and learning about health topics that affect Long Islanders. What would you like you like to hear about this month? Let us know by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Donato Balsamo, Paragon Health
It's a good question.
According to the CDC, walking is the most popular aerobic physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week. The guidelines also recommend that children and adolescents be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
Why not get moving with us? The Long Island Health Collaborative and Dr. Balsamo are excited to help you start adding walking to your daily routine, by starting here.
No skills needed, no equipment, no fees.
Join your local Walk with a Doc program, together with the LIHC and Dr. B! If that's not enough, find another 100 Reasons to Walk on the Walk with a Doc website.
The Walk with a Doc program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group.
Learn more about Walk with a Doc and their mission, or check out our chapter details on their website.
Coming to a walk? Make sure you've got good shoes, and that you show up a few minutes early to sign the sign-in sheet. Download this calendar reminder to help you out!
See you there!