August 12, 2015
- WHAT: New Braunfels residents of all ages are encouraged to
lace up their walking shoes and join local physician Kari Fay, MD, for New Braunfels’ FREE monthly Walk With a Doc Texas
- WHEN: This Saturday,
Aug. 15, at 10 am
- WHERE: Resolute Health
Wellness and Aquatic Center, 555 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels
- WHO: New Braunfels
physician Kari Fay, MD; guest speaker, Cecily Kelly, MD, Kelly Family Medicine;
and New Braunfels community members interested in participating
The Walk With a Doc
concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite
their patients and their patients’ families to join them. Walk With a Doc is overseen by a national
nonprofit organization to get people active and healthy.
“Walking is one of the
easiest and most effective ways to increase overall health,” said Dr. Fay. “As
an obstetrician-gynecologist, I want to help my patients (moms) encourage
active lifestyles in their families and remind them they also are taking care
Family physician Cecily
Kelly, MD, will discuss how an active lifestyle can help with common medical
problems including hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
This is a FREE program, and preregistration is not required.
Future walks will be announced via the Walk With a Doc
TMA is the
largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 48,000
physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110
component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since
1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation raises funds to
support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the
family of medicine. To learn more, visit the TMA web site.
Walk With a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage
healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences
of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of the country.
Walk With a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified
cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, who practices with the Mount Carmel Health
System. To learn more, go to http://walkwithadoc.org/.
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Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512)
370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336 email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org