People of all ages are encouraged to join Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Board Certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine physician Wendi Johnson M.D., at Walk with the Doc in Crosby on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The health program brings doctors and other healthcare providers and patients together to walk.
Walk with Doc has a goal of improving the health of participants. They are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Walkers gather at the Hallett Community Center, hear a brief presentation by Dr. Johnson on the benefits of walking and wellness, and then head to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Trails near the Croft Mine to walk at their own pace.
According to Dr. Johnson, increasing exercise, even moderately, may help reduce the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Adding 10 minutes of physical activity a day, such as walking, is a small change that can make a big difference. CRMC teamed up with Walk with a Doc to bring the international program to the Cuyuna Lakes.
Dr. Johnson has been a member of CRMC’s medical staff since September 2020. She came to CRMC from St. Cloud where she practiced at CentraCare Clinic Pediatrics. She grew up in Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Hillsdale College and then earned her Medical Degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.