Walk with a Doc - Olathe Walking Group Focusing on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention!
Olathe, KS–– Stevenson Family Chiropractic, in partnership with Olathe Parks and Recreation, will host the first of Olathe’s “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, March 29th at 9 a.m. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Stevenson and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.
Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit 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. “This program has had tremendous participation and tremendous success in many other cities around the country,” said Dr. Lance Stevenson. “I’m very pleased to be a part of this exciting and simple program that shows such improved health results for so many people.”
Dr. Stevenson encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. Future walks will be announced via the Walk with a Doc website, www.walkwithadoc.org, as well as on Stevenson Family Chiropractic’s website, www.ChiropractorCenterofOlathe.com, and also Olathe Parks and Recreation’s website www.olatheks.org/ParksRec.
“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Stevenson Family Chiropractic. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, Stevenson Family Chiropractic is demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to their community”, said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.
Dates: March 29th, April 19th, May 3rd, May 17th, June 7th, June 21st Time: 9 a.m. Location: Frontier Park – 15501 Indian Creek Trail, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: 913-313-1032
Why walk? “There’s no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer, and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Stevenson. “Research has even shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour that you exercise regularly.”
According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide these health benefits, as well:
•Improve blood pressue and blood sugar levels •Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity •Enhance mental well-being •Reduce the risk of osteroporosis
Olathe joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have created local Walk With a Doc (WWAD) programs, including walks in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut and many more. 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.
About Stevenson Family Chiropractic: Stevenson Family Chiropractic is a local healthcare clinic located in Olathe, Kansas. Besides offering quality chiropractic care, they also offer acupuncture, injury rehab, auto-injury care, pain management, myofascial release, therapeutic exercises, and nutritional advise. Stevenson Family Chiropractic also offers mobile chiropractic, making house calls for patients who are unable to make it into the office for care.
About Walk With a Doc: WWAD is a non-profit 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. “Just Walk™” Walk with a Doc has over 90 active programs and is in 4 countries. To learn more, go to www.walkwithadoc.org.
Dr. Lance Stevenson, DC
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