Walk with a Doc returns Sept 15

Did you know that walking for exercise can reduce stress levels, increase brain functionality and decrease the risk of heart disease?

You can embrace the perks of picking up the pace at Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event at Bridgepoint Plaza on Saturday, September 15 at 9 a.m. The event will feature a short wellness spiel given by a Harbin Clinic physician, followed by a 2-mile health walk along Kingfisher Trail.

Adults should get 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week, according to experts, and walking is a great way to achieve that goal. It can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, promote weight loss and improve your mood.  

“This is a fantastic event for our community because it allows us to come together once a month, learn something from a healthcare professional, meet new people and walk,” says Harbin Clinic ENT physician, Dr. Margaret Beauchamp.

Walk with a Doc is held every third Saturday from April to November. Walkers should wear light clothing and comfortable shoes to stay safe in the summer heat. Georgia weather can be unpredictable, so visit Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the event.