Next Walk With a Doc Set For June 17

Harbin Clinic encourages everyone to give the men in their lives the gift of fun and exercise by participating in the June edition of Walk With a Doc.

The June event is set for Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m. in Downtown Rome. The walk leaves from Bridgepoint Plaza, follows the Kingfisher Trail and is approximately two miles. People of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The free series features monthly walks led by Harbin Clinic physicians where participants can exercise, meet community members, and also have a chance to talk with a doctor.

Harbin Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Brad Bushnell will lead the group. Dr. Bushnell is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, biking and being in the outdoors with his family.

“Everyone can always use some extra exercise. A lot of times, men get too busy in their days and end up not taking time or even having time to get the physical activity they need,” Dr. Bushnell says.

Making time to get regular exercise helps control weight and has other health benefits. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some types of cancer.

Going out for a walk as a family allows everyone from mom, dad and the kids to spend time together and also participate in a healthy lifestyle.

“I think a great gift everyone can give the father’s in their life is to encourage them to come out and walk and get started on an exercise program to make sure they will be around for many Father’s Days to come,” Dr. Bushnell says.

More than 100 people have participated in the two previous walks in April and May.

Weather in June can be unpredictable. Please check Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates about the event in case of inclement weather.