Good Samaritan Announces New Walk with a Doc Program

Good Samaritan will host the first of Vincennes’ Walk with a Doc walking program on Saturday, September 24 at 9 am at Gregg Park. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Kristin Mahan and other health care professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.

Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “One of my passions is preventative medicine and inspiring patients to make simple changes to improve their health,” stated Dr. Mahan. “I am really excited to start a Walk with a Doc program in Vincennes!”

Dr. Mahan encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is a free program and pre-registration is not required. Future walks will be announced via the Walk with a Doc website, www.walkwithadoc.org.

“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Good Samaritan. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, the hospital and the city of Vincennes are demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to their community”, said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.

Why walk? “Walking regularly reduces risk of heart attack and stroke,” said Dr. Mahan. “It also lowers blood pressure and improves moods. I hope to inspire people in our community to get more active and have fun doing it.”

According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide these benefits, as well:

  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

Take a step to improve your health and join Dr. Mahan and other Good Samaritan physicians every Saturday beginning September 24 at Gregg Park from 9 to 10 am.

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