FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information:
Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager
502.587.4230 or 502.641.5461
Welcome Spring with Flaget Memorial Hospital Walk with a Doc
Bardstown, Ky. (April 1, 2015)— Enjoy the blooms of Spring while getting a dose of recommended exercise with Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health. The facility will host its monthly Walk with a Doc event on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Building downtown (One Court Square).
This month’s event will feature David Shelton, ARNP, with KentuckyOne Health Cardiology Associates, who will discuss hypertension and cholesterol and how exercise impacts them.
Flaget Memorial Hospital hosts Walk with a Doc events monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. 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 complimentary health screenings at the event.
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.