Flaget Memorial Hospital Invites Community to Take a Walk with a Doc - Archived


Flaget Memorial Hospital


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Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager
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Flaget Memorial Hospital Invites Community to Take a Walk with a Doc

Bardstown, Ky. (March 9, 2015)— Winter’s last blast was cold and cruel, but springtime and the boundless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors is just around the corner. Get a jump on better health through regular exercise with Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, at the hospital’s monthly Walk With a Doc event on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Flaget Memorial Hospital hosts monthly Walk With a Doc events as part of a nationwide program 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 led by a local physician. Thomas Passo, MD, will be on hand for the March event to discuss cardiovascular disease and how to reduce modifiable risk factors. 

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, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

 
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Publish Date: 

Monday, March 09, 2015