On March 10, the BCH 'Walk with a Doc' program returned outdoors
for a beautiful walk at Harlow Platts Park in Boulder.
Our special guest speaker was
Dr. Jignesh Shah, board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist at
Boulder Heart. Dr. Shah explained the very important role that happiness plays in heart
health: "People who are happy compared to those who are not, have
25% less risk of heart-related death. I have no medicine in my tool bag
that can decrease heart-related death by 25%." Regular exercise,
such as walking, triggers the release of endorphins and dopamine, chemicals
in the brain shown to activate happiness.
Dr. Shah was also joined by
Dr. Jay Waddell, a marketing instructor from the CU Leeds School of Business and former
patient of Dr. Shah, who gave his own personal account of how exercise
and optimism helped him recover from a stroke.
Join us for our next walk in April when
Dr. Nelson Trujillo will answer the question: "Does Cholesterol Still Matter?" The
walk with be held on April 14 at Tom Watson Park/Coot Lake (6180 63rd
Street) from 8 - 9:00 a.m.
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