Join Dr. Brandon Tackett for this month’s 30-45 minute Walk with a Doc at the Atchison YMCA.
Before the walk, meet in the community room at the Y to enjoy a healthy snack and brief open discussion about this month’s topic, Colon cancer screening. Watch Facebook and our website for announcements about which doctor is up next!
The Walk with a Doc initiative was made possible through a Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant received by Live Well Live Atchison. Walk with a Doc will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month for 12 months, with a different doctor each month. Each event begins at the Atchison YMCA with a five-minute health information brief followed by a 30-45 minute walk, giving you a chance to ask questions and make new friends. During inclement weather, the walk will be inside.
An Atchison Hospital physician leads each session and new topics are covered each month. Walk with a Doc is free and doesn’t require registration.
You can set your own pace and set your own distance. This isn’t a race, but an opportunity to get outside and get going with others in the Atchison community who are interested in increasing their activity and improving their health.
Research has shown that participating in moderate exercise, like brisk walking, on regular basis delivers health benefits ranging from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and increasing circulation to helping with weight control and reducing the risk of diabetes.
Walk with a Doc is a national program, started by Dr. David Sabgir, that encourages patients to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle. There are more than 100 programs around the world. For more information about the Walk with a Doc program, visit https://walkwithadoc.org/