Monthly Walking Series and Farm Stand Encourage Community to Implement Healthy Habits

(PUEBLO, COLO.) Join Southern Colorado Family Medicine physicians and other members of the Pueblo community who are looking to improve their health at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center’s Walk With a Doc and Farm Stand events on Saturday, July 8, beginning at 8 a.m. Participants can walk around picturesque Lake Minnequa then enjoy a selection of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the St. Mary-Corwin Farm Stand. The Farm Stand is located directly across from the St. Mary-Corwin health campus inside the Flight For Life all-weather hangar on Lake Avenue just north of Minnequa Fire Station, near the same area where the walk begins.  

During summer months, Walk With a Doc is paired with the St. Mary-Corwin Farm Stand which occurs every Saturday morning from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and concludes on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Walk With a Doc is a free program offered by St. Mary-Corwin that aims to encourage physical activity in people of all ages and fitness levels. Members of the community walk side-by-side with volunteer physicians from Southern Colorado Family Medicine who can answer their health-related questions along the way. In addition, the fourth annual St. Mary-Corwin Farm Stand allows the opportunity for locals to enjoy locally grown produce at affordable prices. 

According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, dietary and fitness habits are closely related. When proper nutrition and exercise regimens are successfully implemented, risk factors for issues such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are greatly reduced.  

For more information, log on to the events calendar on stmarycorwin.org.

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