Walk with a Doc Weekly Fitness Program - Launches September 23rd

Walk With a DocJoin Our Lady of the Angels doctors and team members for a walk with a purpose as the new “Walk with a Doc” program launches Saturday, September 23rd at Goodyear Park from 10 am – 11 am. Empower. Educate. Exercise.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions about health topics and have an opportunity to get expert answers. Everyone is welcome. The 12-week program begins on Saturday, September 23rd and will end on Saturday, December 9th.

A health coach will be on hand weeks 1, 6 and 12, providing free body compositions. Attend 10 out of 12 walks and receive a FREE insulated bag. All walkers will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Drawings will be held at the conclusion of the walk on December 9. Must be present to win. Bring a friend and come walk! Water will be provided.

It's just one more way Our Lady of the Angels Hospital is addressing the health and wellness needs of our community as we offer new ways to help overcome the barriers that prevent people from living a healthier life.

In April of this year, Our Lady of the Angels facilitated the launch of the Bogalusa Farmers Market that was also designed to bring healthy opportunities to the area. Now, the hospital will be able to bridge the two efforts by offering the two programs on Saturdays- a day to buy healthy food, exercise, and get useful advice from a physician – all at the same place.

Doctors agree that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks or many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. Walk with a Doc is open to everyone in the community and participation is free. Participants will listen to a 5- to 10-minute presentation from a physician before each walk.

About “Walk with a Doc” National Program

WWAD is a 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. “Walk with a Doc” has over 100 active programs across the country and around the world, and was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH in 2005. To learn more, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.