We invite the community to Walk with a Doc at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Walk with a Doc is a nationwide program that works to empower patients to improve their health through physical activity, exercising side-by-side with their healthcare providers. Walkers will have the opportunity to learn about important health topics, ask medical questions in an informal manner and receive free blood pressure screenings. Walk with a Doc events will be held monthly at The Parklands of Floyds on the second Saturday of each month.
Just 30 minutes of walking a day can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar, elevate mood, and reduce risk of osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes.
What: 2012 Walk with a Doc at The Parklands
When: Second Saturday each month (Feb. 9, Mar. 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14.
Where: The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Beckley Creek Park at the Egg Lawn
15712 Shelbyville Rd.
Editor’s Note: This event, the first in the series, will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of Beckley Creek Park at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Subsequent events will take place on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. This is a rain or shine event.
About Walk with a Doc Program
Walk with a Doc is a free, non-profit program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health providing an opportunity for citizen to engage with physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals in their area and enjoy a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. The program began in Columbus, Ohio in 2005 and has spread to 24 states and five countries. For more information, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System.
The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has nearly 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with more than 13,600 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.
KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 2,325 licensed beds.