Take a Step Toward Better HealthAugust 30th, 2013
Hippocrates once stated that “Walking is man’s best medicine,” and we think walking with a doc is even better! What if someone told you that by walking for 30 minutes every day you could reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, improve blood lipid profile, maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well being, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer, reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes? Sound too good to be true? Think again!
The results are in, and studies have shown that a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. The American Heart Association states that walking as little as 30 minutes each day can reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic diseases.
Rocket Wellness and the physicians from Department of Medicine care about your health, and know that the thought of walking alone can be enough to keep some people from walking. In order to help with this, UTMC physicians, specialists, and healthcare professionals have organized a weekly “Walk and Talk with your Doc” program that will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 12:45 PM outside Mulford Library for a short walk, and to provide support and answer questions.
So grab your sneakers and come out and join us next Wednesday, September 4th at 12:45 by the Farmers Market for a short talk by Dr. Chris Cooper before the walk, and meet some new friends and have fun! (And don’t worry if it rains, we will meet in the Morse Center YMCA!)
John Pantel is the wellness dietitian nutritionist and Program Manager for Nutrition and Community Engagement for UT Rocket Wellness. He graduated from The University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master of Science in Nutritional Science, earned a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from The University of Cincinnati, and is a registered dietitian nutritionist. John specializes in nutrition for a healthy weight and affordable healthy eating. His interests include cycling, fitness, and gardening with his family.
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