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Take a step toward better health – Walk With A Doc  

ASHLAND, Ky. – According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. And it has major benefits. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can: 

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Improve blood lipid profile
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

To encourage patients, families and the community to walk more, and get more out of it, King’s Daughters Medical Center cardiologists Vaughn Payne, M.D., Richard Ansinelli, M.D., and Ghassan Dalati, M.D., are implementing a new walking program in Paintsville.

Walk With A Doc steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Kiwanis Trail, Paintsville Lake State Park. Dr. Payne will lead the first session. Walkers will gather at 10 a.m., learn more about the benefits of walking and enjoy a walk on the 1.6 mile Kiwanis Trail with Dr. Payne. Walkers will go at their own pace and are welcome to bring children, friends and family.

Following the walk, healthy refreshments will be available and a free baseline screening for blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate and blood oxygen will be provided. RSVPs are requested, but not required. Please call 1-888-377-KDMC to join Walk With A Doc.

Additional Walk With A Doc events are planned for July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 29.

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