Take a walk with a Southcoast Doc!

Jan 09, 2013

“Take a Walk With a Southcoast Doc” will hold its January walk at the Gleason Family YMCA at 33 Charge Pond Road Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.

The walk will be led by Brian Fitzpatrick, MD, family medial physician at Rosebrook Southcoast Physicians Group. Fitzpatrick will be joined by a YMCA trainer, on the indoor and outdoor tracks, who will share some simple weight training tips.

Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes. They will get a free pedometer, which tracks the number of steps you take, just for participating. They will also receive “Better Health Kits” which provide information on nutrition and exercise.

“Taking a brisk walk can do wonders for your health,” said Dr. Fitzpatrick. “In fact, walking just thirty minutes a day can decrease you’re your risk of many health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.”

To register, call the Southcoast Wellness Line at 1-800-497-1727.

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