Walk with a Doc! Next Walk August 12 in Gypsy Hill Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Walkers at the July 15 event

It was another great day for walking on July 15 on Waynesboro’s Greenway! The participants in Augusta Health’s Walk with a Doc joined Barbara Fenton, MD and got some tips to ‘Remain Independent by Walking’:

  • We walk in order to remain independent longer in life.
  • A major concern for many aging adults today is losing their independence.
  • According to a study in the Journal of Gerontology, regular exercise improved seniors’ balance, walking speed and their ability to rise from a chair without assistance.
  • By continuing to walk into old age, seniors are better able to perform daily activities of living independently.
  • The more active aging adults remain, the less likely they are to suffer from an age-related disability.
  • So let’s get moving!

The next walk will be in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton on Saturday, August 12. The walk will begin at the Bandstand. Walkers get a free t-shirt and pedometer. Lewis Siegel from Augusta Health Cardiology will lead the walk. See you there!