Walk With A Doc Comes To Culver


Culver City Walk With A Doc began when Mayor Jeff Cooper asked Pediatrician Jeffrey Penso to start a walk in Culver City. Penso had recently heard of the Walk With A Doc program being sponsored by Los Angeles County Medical Association and he was inspired to bring this program to Culver City.

Ours begins with warm-up and stretching preceding a brief health talk and subsequent walk through the nearby neighborhood. January 2014 was the first in the monthly series.

Walk With A Doc was created by an Ohio cardiologist in 2005 to help people battle conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, which are brought on by a sedentary lifestyle. "You realize that there's a really easy fix," said creator Dr. David Sabgir, "All you have to do is walk!" There are currently Walk With A Doc groups in over 100 US locations and others in Canada, Australia, and Russia.


How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer


Having unhealthy cholesterol numbers, elevated blood pressure or an expanding waistline substantially increases your chances of developing heart disease. But an encouraging new study finds that exercise may slash that risk, even if your other risk factors stay high.

Decades ago, scientists first began linking certain health conditions with heart disease. In the famous Framingham Heart Study, for instance, researchers monitored the health and lifestyles of more than 5,200 adults living in Framingham, Mass., starting in 1948. Using the resulting data, the scientists determined that high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, obesity, age, gender and smoking each had measurable impacts on whether someone would develop cardiovascular disease.


Taking Steps Toward a Healthier World


Millions of Americans have recently signed up for health insurance, while a vigorous national dialogue continues about how to get access for all to top-quality health care, and how to afford it. The World Day for Physical Activity – Sunday, April 6 – reminds us of one way we can all improve our health with minimal cost and an array of co-benefits.

World Physical Activity Day is organized by the Agita Mundo Network headquartered in South America, but we in the Northern Hemisphere have special reason to celebrate. After what seemed an interminable winter, spring is returning, bringing hints of green, longer days and a bountiful set of options for healthy, active lives.


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