Over 90 people came out for last Saturday’s Walk with a Doc, enjoying
a crisp sunny morning’s walk around the lake at Harlow Platts Park—just
before the big snowstorm settled in.
In honor of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November, neurologist
Dr. Alan Zacharias of
Associated Neurologists described documented benefits of walking for protecting and maintaining
a healthy brain.
Dr. Zacharias shared recent neurological research with our dedicated group
of walkers. For instance, he mentioned study results like the ones recently
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which showed that even a ten-minute session of walking or riding a stationary
bicycle may be good for the brain.
Specifically, researchers found that brief sessions of mild exercise can
immediately affect how certain areas of the brain communicate and coordinate
with each other and noticeably improve memory function. Read more on the findings
Please come out for the next Walk on Saturday, December 8 at Tom Watson
Park/Coot Lake (6180 63rd Street in northeast Boulder) from 8:00 - 9:00
Dr. Nelson Trujillo of
Boulder Heart will discuss “Walking, Mood and Food: Exploring the Connection.”
Get the schedule and details: