Walk with Your Doc: patients get social for good health with BC’s doctors

The Agassiz Walk With Your Doc takes place at the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre May 14.

Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity. The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), with support from Healthy Families BC, leads our province in promoting this global event and the benefits of healthy active living, and offers tools and resources to help you. In 2014, an estimated 18,000+ participated in Move for Health Day events and activities all over the province. Thanks to all the communities for bringing people together in a spirit of fun, inclusivity, and support of healthy active living.

Walk with your Doc takes place around the province May 9 – 17, in support of the Move for Health Day. The Agassiz Walk With Your Doc takes place at the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre May 14.

Now in its sixth year, Walk with your Doc supports doctors who want to host a community walk and invite their patients, families and friends to walk side-by-side with them and discuss in an informal atmosphere the benefits of daily activity on overall physical and mental health. Held in communities across the province, Walk with your Doc demonstrates that people of all ages, no matter their ability, can be healthier by staying active. And walking is a simple, effective, and very social activity. On the day of the walk, registered participants will receive a free pedometer to count their steps, while supplies last. Make sure you sign up to help us ensure we have adequate pedometers! You also have the chance to win one of several great prizes by uploading your walk photos to social media with the hashtag #WalkWithYourDoc.

Why not enjoy a fresh start this spring and make walking 30 minutes a daily priority? Walking is a great way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In Agassiz, the local health care team is joining hands with the BC Recreation and Parks Association to incorporate Walk with your Doc into their Move for Health Day Walk and Water Workout. On Thursday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m., community members will be walking with their doctor along the Mountain Trail, affording them spectacular views of Mt. Cheam and plenty of fresh country air.

For three years now, Chilliwack has been a proud participant of Walk with Your Doc, an annual event celebrating daily movement for better health. Walk with Your Doc and your Mayor 2015 will be co-hosted by community partners that are joining forces to make this year’s event bigger and better. This year’s event is jointly sponsored by the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the City of Chilliwack. You are invited to take a Walk with your Doc and with your Mayor on Friday, May 8, at 12 noon around Townsend Park. All ages and abilities are welcome – bring the whole family and make a day of it!

In Hope: The local health care team is partnering up with the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society to co-host the walk along with the 10th Annual Hike for Hospice on Saturday, May 23 from 9 am till 12 noon at Hope Memorial Park.

If you are interested in attending the walks in Chilliwack, Agassiz or Hope, email us at afarooq@divisionsbc.ca or call us at 604-795-0034. For more information, visit www.walkwithyourdoc.ca.

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