On a bright and sunny June 9, more than 135 avid local walkers gathered
by 8:00 a.m. for Boulder Community Health's latest Walk with a Doc
event at central Boulder's beautiful North Boulder Park, with its
stunning Flatirons views.
From kids to octogenarians, great fun was had by all! We mingled, chatted,
enjoyed coffee and healthy snacks, received free blood pressure readings--and
learned about the benefits of walking for arthritis.from our guest speaker,
Dr. Robert Leland
of BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, who specializes in treating foot and
Dr. Leland advised attendees to choose well-cushioned walking shoes and
to work walking into your regular daily routine, whether it's walking
with your dog, walking with a buddy, or walking as you shop. For people
who are experiencing pain that gets in the way of regular walking, he
described a range of treatment options.
Boulder Community Health, our Walk with the Doc coordinator, Gina Simmering,
and our physician champion, the incomparable cardiologist
Dr. Nelson Trujillo, are incredibly grateful to our community partners, who help make these
monthly walks the special community resource they have become in this
program's first year.
Each month, volunteers for
Via Mobility Services drive Walk With a Doc fans from Golden West to participate in
the walks, which are held at different parks around Boulder, thanks to
the our wonderful event partner, the
City of Boulder’s Parks & Recreation, which also provides pre-walk stretching sessions led their team of fitness
and health professionals.
Natural Grocers provides healthy snacks,
Starbucks provides delicious coffee,
Eldorado Springs Water hydrates us,
Boulder Fire + Rescue and
AMR provide emergency backup,
Grillo Health Information Center educates our walkers, and
Furniture For Life,
Elements Massage, and
NextHealth all offer generous support.
Join us for our next walk featuring a talk on "Walking and Stroke
Risk" on July 14 at Harlow Platts Park (1360 Gillaspie Drive) in
Boulder with the one and only Dr. Nelson Trujillo of Boulder Heart.
For more information, visit
bch.org/walkwithadoc. Scroll down for more great photos!