More than 130 walkers joined us for another incredible `Walk with a Doc’ this past Saturday at Tom Watson Park with a loop around Coot Lake. Cardiologist Dr. Nelson Trujillo of Boulder Heart and orthopedic and family medicine physician Dr. Sherrie Ballantine-Talmadge of CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center shared easy ways to weave healthy exercise into your busy days.

Here’s one: Research shows that if you can’t fit in a one-hour walk, walking 10 to 15 minutes three to four times a day provides comparable health benefits. Yes, we CAN do it!

Another very special guest, a rubber duck named Pattie Pato, also joined us at the Walk. Along with other BCH is sponsoring Pattie as a participant in Boulder’s 30th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race this Labor Day (Monday, September 3), part of the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. The PLAY Boulder Foundation hosts this annual fundraiser that supports access, environmental sustainability, and place-making initiatives and projects.

Styled by talented BCH behavioral health care coordinator Suzanne Conversano, Pattie Pato wears a lab coat with a colorful braid that adds some old-school hippie flair. She cares for her community members, giving them a lift on her back, and wears a placard touting the `BCH Listens' patient care initiative. Over the next couple of weeks, Pattie will be popping up in a few favorite local spots, so stay tuned for more photos!

Please come out for the next Walk on September 15 at East Boulder Community Park (5660 Sioux Drive) from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Internal medicine physician Dr. Elizabeth Lycett of Frontier Internal Medicine will share advice for preventing falls in honor of Falls Prevention Month. Get the schedule and details: bch.org/walkwithadoc.

BCH's Walk With a Doc would like to thank our wonderful partners: City of Boulder Parks and Recreation department, Boulder Community Health Foundation, AMR and Boulder Fire + Rescue. We also thank our generous sponsors: Natural Grocers, Eldorado Springs Water, Via, Starbucks, Pedestrian Shops, Furniture For Life, Elements Massage, NextHealth, Goddess Garden Organics, Justin's, Wallaroo Hat Company, Made in Nature, Cedar and Hyde Mercantile, and Organic India. Grillo Health Information Center offers invaluable health education to all WWAD attendees and is a wonderful community resource!