Madison Parks is pleased to begin a local chapter with Just Walk, Walk with a Doc program.
Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter would be the first in Wisconsin!
The organized walks will start in a Madison Park and will be led by a local doctor. The walks will be held at all times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening; weekday/weekends.
The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals will provide:
- a 5 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice.
- lead the walk and answer questions from participants.
Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring family members, friends, and neighbors to this great event.
Walk with a Doc
Saturday, December 21, 9:00 a.m.
Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave. - outside of park shelter
Physician: Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska
Topic: Smoking Cessation for Yourself and Your Loved Ones
After earning her medical degree in Poland, Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska completed a family medicine residency, followed by addiction medicine training at UW. She is now a faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine; she sees patients at the UW Health Yahara Family Medicine Clinic, UW Hospital and Meriter Hospital. She is also a National Institutes of Health funded scientist whose research is focused on improving health of people affected by addiction or mental health problems. She has conducted research on whether mindfulness meditation can effectively prevent alcohol relapse or improve outcomes in chronic low back pain. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog, preferably outdoors.
Take some time to relax and get outside amidst all your holiday preparations, and come join Dr. Zgierska as she leads her first “Walk with a Doc!” outing. Bundle up and come learn more about ways to beat the smoking habit, either yours or someone else’s. She will explain the benefits of quitting this life-threatening habit, which may give you a whole new perspective on the issue, and best ways to approach smoking cessation. Afterwards, you will get a chance to ask her your own questions as you embark on a winter walk alongside Dr. Zgierska through Tenney Park.
PARKING, WALKING, BIKING
Any doctors wishing to be a part of Madison chapter of the Walk with a doc program should contact email@example.com
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