Walk with your doc

Sooke doctors promote a healthier lifestyle by walking

Local doctors are walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk. On Monday, May 6, six of the doctors and staff from the West Coast Family Medical Clinic will lace up their walking shoes and head to the kiosk at Evergreen Centre for the Walk with Your Doc event.

“It’s essentially to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle,” said spokesperson Barb Millward. “It will be approximately 30 minutes and it’s an easy walk, we’re not out to tax anyone.”

The idea of a Walk with Your Doc is an initiative of the B.C. Medical Association to encourage 30 minutes of exercise a day, which is all it takes to get healthier. Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno,   launched the program in 2008. It started when he offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise. Participants should meet at the kiosk at 12:15 p.m. for a 30-minute walk about Sooke.

The first 40 participants will receive a free pedometer.

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