Did you know that walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, elevate your mood and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cancer and disabetes?
Every first Saturday of each month, we will be hosting a Walk With a Doc.
The next walk will be:
Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Aspen Valley Hospital, meet in the Castle Creek Cafe
Health topic: Opioid-sparing pain management after surgery presented by Dr. Chris Beck, Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Beck will be discussing:
- Reasons to minimize opioids post-operatively
- Opioid-sparing, multi-modal analgesic medications and non-pharmacologic techniques
- Pain management goals and expectations
Join us on September 1 for this insightful discussion and a lovely late summer walk in our fresh, mountain air! See you there!
What to wear
Weather appropriate clothes, a cane or poles if you need, boots, sunscreen.
What to expect
Meet in the hospital cafeteria for a 10-minute discussion on a health-related topic, such as high blood pressure, asthma, anxiety, etc. Then join us for a plesasant walk for about 40 minutes near the hospital (or, if there is inclement weather, we will walk around inside the hospital). Finally, we will have a 10-minute discussion in the hospital cafeteria with some light and healthy refreshments.
Something to consider
Help clean up the paths while we walk! We can make this an opportunity to do good for the environment while we do good for our bodies. We will make it a step easier and provide the garbage bags.
"Encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the country."
For more information on Walk With a Doc, please visit walkwithadoc.com/our-locations/aspen-co/