I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. – G.M. Trevelyan
Do as I say AND as I do.
As an integrative physician my goal is to help my patients integrate healthy elements into their lifestyle. It’s quite simple: healthy eating, good sleep, exercise and surrounding ourselves with positive community and support. Over and over again we see how these improve health. That’s why I was pleased to hear about the Walk with a Doc program, started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabghir, a cardiologist in Ohio. Now it’s a national program that encourages physicians to walk with their patients and their community. It gives people a chance to learn something about health and reinforces one of the most powerful prescriptions that can be followed: regular walking.
By doing what I am asking my patients to do, I hope to encourage these healthy habits. Walking is a great treatment for so many things: fatigue, stress, weight loss, improved circulation, hypertension, diabetes and more. These steps lead to better health.
So come join me on February 22 at 10 am at Seider’s Spring Park, off of Shoal Creek Trail. It’s free and for all ages and abilities. We’ll get out and walk for an hour and have an opportunity to talk together, learn about integrative medicine and most importantly move our bodies. Free t-shirts and pedometers will also be raffled off.
The English historian G.M. Trevelyan once said, ” I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg.” This saying is what Walk with a Doc is all about. I look forward to walking with you!