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Walk With a Doc


Believe it or not, something as simple as walking 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of heart attack, lung disease, cancer and diabetes. National Jewish Health wants to help you start walking regularly with a free monthly program called "Walk with a Doc." At the walks, a National Jewish Health physician will lead a 10-minute discussion about an important health topic, then lead an easy 1-mile walk while answering participants' health questions. The first Walk with a Doc will be Saturday, May 22 at 8 am at Falcon Park in Highlands Ranch.

"We want to help people develop a habit of regular exercise. Research has shown that you can gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise," said National Jewish Health cardiologist Andrew Freeman, MD. "Walk with a Doc gives people an opportunity to get some exercise and to ask experts their questions in an informal setting."

At the first Walk with a Doc, Dr. Freeman will discuss, "High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer." Each walker will receive free pedometers, blood pressure checks and snacks. The walk is open to all ages.

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

The American College of Cardiology - Colorado Chapter, South Denver Cardiology Associates and Pepsi are sponsors for the event.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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