Mount Sterling follows lead of another KentuckyOne Health hospital, in Bardstown, to host monthly ‘Walk With a Doc’
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is the second KentuckyOne Health hospital to host monthly “Walk With a Doc” events as part of a nationwide program that promotes walking as a great way to improve your health, while at the same time offering a place to get to know your local physicians in an informal setting as you walk together. The program also offers a complimentary health screenings at the event, says a news release from KentuckyOne Health.
Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, also part of KentuckyOne Health, began its “Walk With a Doc” program in March.
“According to America Walks, brisk walking has been shown to reduce body fat, lower blood pressure, increase high-density lipoprotein and even reduce risks of bone fracture. Not only that, it is also associated with lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer,” says the release.
The Mount Sterling walks begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Easy Walker Park, located at 1395 Osborne Rd. For more information call 859-497-5556.