Walk with a Doc
Hosted by UK HealthCare, Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improve your general health. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by UK HealthCare physicians.
During the colder months, the UK Integrative Medicine & Health (IMH) program hosts this event on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Fayette Mall food court. Walk with a Doc takes place at The Arboretum during spring, summer and fall.
Walking for at least 30 minutes a day can help improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol, and lower your risk for diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis and possibly depression. A low-impact form of exercise, walking can also be easier on the joints than running or other fitness activities.
Walk with a Doc was created in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. More than 500 Walk with a Doc programs operate worldwide.
The program is free and open to anyone interested in improving their health and well-being.
Our guest for Walk With a Doc on Apr. 1, 2023, will be Licensed Acupuncturist Dennis Kim.
Dennis earned his degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Dongguk University Los Angeles, and is nationally certified by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He moved to Kentucky to join UKHC a little less than a year ago from his hometown in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in treating a wide variety of issues ranging from pain management, digestive issues, to cosmetic acupuncture.
Dennis Kim will address the 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)” to help individuals make small but beneficial daily habits to living a healthier and happier life!
Other upcoming guests
Our guest for Walk With a Doc on Apr. 15, 2023, will be Dr. Wanda Gonsalves, retired family medicine.