Healthy Visalia Committee Announces 2016 "JUSTWALK"
Visalia, CA – On Saturday, January 9th from 8:00-9:30 a.m., the Healthy
Visalia Committee will kick off the first of Visalia’s 2016 “Just
Walk,” a Walk with a Doc program. For the months of January and
December of 2016, walks will take place at the Visalia Mall starting at
the Food Court due to the cold weather. From February to November, walks
will be held the second Saturday of each month at Blain Park located at
3101 S. Court St., in Visalia. The Healthy Visalia Committee is working
in partnership with Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Family HealthCare
Network, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, and the Visalia
Parks and Recreation Department.
Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is
to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse
the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve health and
well-being. “This program has had tremendous success in many other
cities around the country,” said Dr. Lori Winston, emergency medicine
faculty at Kaweah Delta. “I’m very pleased to be a part of
this exciting and simple program that shows such improved health results
for so many people.”
Dr. Winston encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is
a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. A health topic will
be presented at each walk and healthy snacks will be provided. A list
of walk days will be announced through: www.walkwithadoc.org and www.healthyvisalia.org.