Walk with your doc

No fundraising, just a chance to get out for a lunchtime walk and be active

Vernon doctors are prescribing residents to get out and walk with them Monday.

As part of a B.C.-wide initiative, a new event (with no need to fundraiser or collect pledges) called Walk with your Doc gets underway May 8 in Polson Park at 12:15 p.m.

“It’s a walk around the park to promote health and fitness,” said Dr. Jean Flanagan, who is hosting the event with doctors Mike Murphy and Randi Dhaliwal.

“There’s no money being raised just come out and walk. And you’ll get a free pedometer!”

Everyone is welcome, whether these are your doctors or not, and, yes, free pedometers will be given out, while supplies last.

An initiative by the Doctors of B.C., the event is one of 60 taking place around the province with 400 doctors involved.

“We’re going to talk the talk and walk the walk,” said Flanagan.

In fact, walking is the best prescription for health as it helps to lose weight, boost your immune system, help you look and feel younger and become smarter.

For more information visit walkwithyourdoc.ca