Walk with a Doc! Next Walk: May 13 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Friday, May 5, 2017

Community members walking with a doctor in Staunton

Walk with a Doc held its first Waynesboro walk of 2017 with Dr. David Rylak on Saturday, April 15 on the Greenway in Waynesboro.

Murphy Deming School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant students were also there to take blood pressures, and spoke about these energy-improving benefits of walking:

  • Physical activity like walking not only helps with weight loss and reducing disease risk, it can also help increase energy levels.
  • Although it seems counter-intuitive, research shows that regular low-intensity exercise like walking can boost energy levels in people with fatigue.
  • Exercise like walking helps increase blood flow and our body's ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to our muscles, allowing the body to produce more energy overall.
  • Exercise also helps improve sleep, leading to more energy and productivity during the day.

So boost your own energy level: join Augusta Health and Walk with a Doc. Participants receive a free t-shirt and a free pedometer to help track their steps every day.

The next walk is Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 am, starting at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton with Dr. Kurt Sauder. The meet-up spot is the Bandstand. View the Calendar for more dates.