A New Path to Health, Monroe’s “Walk with a Doc” Activity

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In Monroe, Michigan folks have started something special that brings people together for two good reasons staying healthy and making friends. The “Walk with a Doc” program is a free event from ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital where you can learn about health while walking. Every first Wednesday at noon people meet at the Family Medicine Residency Center of the hospital. There they set off on a walk with doctors who share tips on getting and staying healthy.


A Big Idea That Helps Our Town Too

The idea of “Walk with a Doc” didn’t start in Monroe it came from an international group that wants people to get moving while they learn. Dr Christina Lucas Vougiouklakis helps make this happen here at home as the medical boss at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Family Medicine Resident.

A lady who loves her job, Dr. Lucas Vougiouklakis. She’s in charge of teaching osteopathic medicine and she’s super into it. She said, “The ‘Walk with a Doc’ idea really got me excited to get people walking for their health including those who work here. I’m all about giving my patients and my team the info they need to be healthier.”


This is Walking Towards Wellness

The thing that makes “Walk with a Doc” great is how easy and open it is for everyone. It starts off with a little chat about something health related and then everyone heads out for a walk in the neighborhood. This isn’t just good for your body it makes us feel like we’re all friends helping each other with our health worries.

Even the American Heart Association says walking is awesome because people stick with it more than other workouts since pretty much anyone can do it. They say walking doesn’t hurt your joints much. A good choice for people who have bone or heart problems or who carry extra weight. Walking is amazing for your health. It helps make blood pressure and sugar levels better, keeps your weight in check, makes your mind feel better, and even lowers the chances of getting weak bones. Plus, it could help you live longer.

A program anyone can try. A heart doctor named Dr. David Sabgir started “Walk with a Doc” in Columbus, Ohio back in 2005. Now it’s all over the world! They want to bring health and happiness to all sorts of people. You don’t need fancy clothes or gear to join, and there are no strict rules just walk how you like at a speed that feels right for you. It’s safe fun and doesn’t cost anything! While walking you can learn about staying healthy and meet new friends from your area.

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital helps out. They got “Walk with a Doc” going in their town allow Null, this is a hospital in Monroe that shines as a place for health. It offers many services for people staying in the hospital and those visiting just for the day. People know this hospital because it really cares about making patients better and keeping them safe. It’s very good at helping with heart attacks, heart failure, lung infections, surgeries, baby delivery, emergency needs intensive care infections and when someone gives an organ.

 “Walk with a Doc” getting bigger in Monroe.

The move is about making the town healthier and bringing people closer together. This shows us how a simple walk can change our health make us feel good and help us fit in through this program ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital doesn’t just get people moving. It also creates a place where folks can learn about health and find support from others.

In our fast world this is “Walk with a Doc.” It is like hitting pause in our super-fast life. It lets us chill, meet people, and care for our health, one step after another. It tells us we’re not alone when we try to feel better. Often, the best way to start is by simply taking a step. When people in Monroe walk together, they’re not only getting fit but also learning more about staying healthy. At the same time, they’re building friendships and learning to listen to their bodies.

Celina Brooks https://www.southcountymail.com

Celina Brooks from Mussoorie is a Writer & Researcher. She earned her Engineering degree in IT from Rutgers University. She is a technology enthusiast but loves writing and talking about local news as well. She is a jolly person with 2 children.

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