Come take a walk with us!
Who? You! We encourage people with arthritis because that’s who we are, but we’re delighted to walk with anyone who is interested. Walking with you are UNC physicians from rheumatology, orthopaedics, physical therapy; staff; family and friends (the four-legged ones, too) on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
How far? 1 mile or less
How much time? Whatever time it takes! Walk at your own pace, however slow or fast that is. Outside on most days; inside when it’s raining, freezing, or otherwise just too ugly to be outside.
Why? To take an active role in your health and well-being. Meet others in your community and encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.
Why else? Walking can…
-Keep your joints healthy
-Help you manage your weight
-Improve your mood
-Lower your blood pressure
-Strengthen your heart
Got questions about your health? Ask one of the providers walking with you! That’s why they are there. Totally casual. Totally free.
This local chapter of the national Walk With A Doc program is brought to you by the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.
We hope to see you there!