Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
If you’ve ever raced down Broad Street in a superhero mask and cape or charged through a green, glowing wall of foam on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re already a fan of Harbin Clinic’s community wellness events.
But Harbin Clinic’s dedication to the wellness of Northwest Georgia doesn’t stop at fun, themed 5K races. With opportunities for wellness and fitness throughout the year, Harbin’s programs and events benefit the health of the whole family, all year long.
Take Steps toward Wellness
Locals have ample opportunities to stretch their legs and log some steps with Harbin Clinic physicians at monthly Walk with a Doc events in Downtown Rome.
Every third Saturday from April to October, a Harbin Clinic physician gives a short health talk at Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m., before leading a two-mile fitness walk along Kingfisher Trail. This local favorite gives participants of all ages a chance to exercise, learn about a health topic, enjoy the fresh air and make new friends. Join Ear, Nose & Throat physician Dr. Brandon Miller at the next Walk with a Doc on July 21.
In May, locals enjoyed an invigorating hike through the historical site of Myrtle Hill Cemetery at the first annual Hike Through History, an event presented by Harbin Clinic and planned with the Historical Preservation Commission and the Office of Downtown Development.
Hikers played games, enjoyed grub from food trucks Speakcheesy and Swift & Finch and learned about the history of the hill from local historians Russell McClanahan and Anne Culpepper. Look for the second installment of this hike in the Spring of 2019.
The Finish Line of Fitness
Annually, Northwest Georgians have the chance to pick up the speed at Harbin’s 5K races and health walk events, the Leprechaun-a-thon (held in March) and Harbin Hero Hustle, both of which benefit the programs of Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.
The Harbin Hero Hustle will fly back into town on September 29th, rescuing Romans from their dreaded fates as couch potatoes and giving back to the real heroes who tirelessly serve the community.
Then, get ready to gobble, wobble and run in Cartersville at the Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot on November 17th, a brand new race benefiting United Way of Bartow County.
Establish Healthy Habits
While Harbin cares completely by offering fitness opportunities to the community, preventative healthcare events, support groups and complimentary therapies are equally important to overall health.
On the second Tuesday of each month, Harbin Clinic offers a free Kick the Habit Smoking Cessation Workshop at the Tony E. Warren Cancer Center. The 90-minute workshops begin at 10 a.m. and are in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Center.
“There are so many benefits to quitting smoking,” says Harbin Clinic RN Care Management Coordinator Rhonda Culp. “We want to give people the resources they need to quit and improve their quality of life.”
The next dates of Kick the Habit are July 10th and August 14th, and people can register by contacting Culp at 762-235-1036 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tina Martin at 762-235-1034 (email@example.com).
Connect with Harbin
Want to spice up your dinnertime agenda with some healthier options? Curious about how much sunscreen is enough? Unsure what your ideal cholesterol levels should be? You can find interesting health and wellness blogs with a fun twist on the “Latest News” section of harbinclinic.com.
You can also download the Harbin Clinic app - available on the Apple App store or Google Play store - to access blogs, upcoming events, health tips, your care team, directions to Harbin Clinic locations and more.