Monday, March 9, 2015

Bardstown hospital sponsors monthly 'Walk With a Doc'

Here's an interesting idea to promote physical activity and maybe even health literacy: take a walk with your doctor.

Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown hosts monthly "Walk With a Doc" events as part of a nationwide program. Participants can also receive complementary health screenings at the event, says a news release from KentuckyOne Health, which owns Flaget.

"According to America Walks, brisk walking has been shown to reduce body fat, lower blood pressure, increase high-density lipoprotein, and even reduce risks of bone fracture," the release says. "Not only that, it is also associated with lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer."

The walks begin at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month, so the next one is March 14. The walks begin at the Court Square in the middle of Bardstown. For more information, call 502-350-5040.

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