The Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Renown Health are teaming up for “Walk with a Doc.” Saturday, Sept. 8, you can join docs in a brisk and healthy walk around the Sparks Marina. The mission: to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.
No gear. No rules. Just walk! Walk with a Doc is here in northern Nevada, and you’re invited.
Sure, you intuitively know you’re supposed to walk for better health. But we’re guessing you may not know the reasons why.
In that case: Here’s the “why”!
Reasons to Walk with a Doc
Did you know walking just 30 minutes a day can:
- Increase your energy
- Help you sleep better
- Increase productivity
- Make you feel happier within just 10 minutes
- Reduce your risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes
Also, according to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. And research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise!
So why not do all of the above while walking at your own pace, chatting with your friends or family — and also asking your questions of local physicians?
This great event is coming to Reno thanks to both Renown Pediatrics and Nevada AAP.
Dr. Vanessa Slots, division chief of Renown Pediatrics, was elected secretary/treasurer to Nevada AAP. Her position will help bring northern Nevada into this important organization that serves as a professional voice for child health.