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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

September 19, 2016 | Fisher-Titus Healthy Living Team

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National_Womens_Health-Fitness_Day.jpgSometimes, you just need to take the first step.

Whether your goal is to get fit, get healthy, get educated—or simply to get out in the world and have some fun—you’ll have a chance to take that step on Saturday, Sept. 24 as Fisher-Titus Medical Center celebrates National Women’s Health & Fitness Day by hosting a free Walk with a Doc event.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. at the north entrance of Veterans Memorial Park by shelter #1. Pre-registration is not required for the walk, which will be about 3 miles and held at a pace brisk enough to get the blood pumping, but leisurely enough to allow for conversation.

The featured physician will be Dr. Sharon Dorman, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Dorman’s “whole-person” approach to health care means that she won’t just ask when you last had a mammogram. Rather, she’ll want to know how you’re feeling, what your concerns are, and how you can work together to improve your health.

Walk with a Doc was launched in 2005 in Westerville, Ohio, by cardiologist Dr. David Sabgir. He had just started his practice and was frustrated that, no matter how strongly he urged them, most of his patients simply would not exercise regularly.

His first Walk with a Doc event drew 101 people. It has now spread to hundreds of locations across the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea and Russia.

Dr. Sabgir, who calls walking a “miracle drug,” lists 100 benefits of the activity on the Walk with a Doc website. They include everything from reduced blood pressure to improved mood. Plus, walking is the exercise with the lowest dropout rate—and it can be a great social time to catch up with family or friends.

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day was launched to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. This year, an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages will participate in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations across the country.

The bottom line? Women must take control of their health—one step at a time.

Join Dr. Dorman for a walk in the park on Sept. 24, or contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our women’s health specialists.

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