Bardstown, Ky. (June 6, 2014)— Summer has arrived at long last and while there are plenty of distractions, it’s important to stay on the track to health through regular exercise. Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its monthly Walk With a Doc event on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
As part of a nationwide program, Flaget Memorial Hospital hosts monthly Walk With a Doc events that empowers people to improve their health through physical activity by exercising side-by-side with their health care providers. Participants can also receive complementary health screenings at the event.
The monthly events take place at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The walks begin at the Old Courthouse Building downtown (One Court Square) and are lead by a local physician.
All are welcome; participants are encouraged to invite family and friends to walk together toward a healthier lifestyle.
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. Not only that, it is also associated with lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
For more information on Walk With a Doc events in Bardstown, call 502.350.5040.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.