Continue your resolution to be more active by joining Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Board Certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine physician Wendi Johnson M.D., at Walk with the Doc in Crosby on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. The free health program brings doctors and other healthcare providers and people of all ages together to walk each week, rain or shine.
Walk with Doc has a goal of improving the health of participants. Participants 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. During inclement weather, participants walk inside the Hallett Center on a track.
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.