A special second birthday for Walk with a Doc on Saturday, July 13 featured
warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Walkers at North Boulder Park
celebrated Walk with a Doc’s 2nd anniversary and heard from
Dr. Nelson Trujillo, WWAD’s lead physician and board-certified cardiologist at Boulder
Community Health about ways to make improving your health fun.
Boulder Community Health’s CEO, Dr. Robert Vissers, also spoke to
the energetic crowd and thanked them for participating in the walks for
the past two years and for “being about wellness and creating health.”
Walking is a great way to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, manage
weight, elevate your mood, and reduce your risk for osteoporosis, cancer
“For the first time in my career – 30 years – the risk
of heart disease is actually going up. It has started to go back up again
because of our sedentary lifestyles and our diet - all of those things
are leading to diabetes, high blood pressure and worsening health,”
“But our kids and our grandkids are learning, and we as ambassadors
should help them get out there and move. It’s not about exercise
– because that’s a bad word. It’s about having fun.
Recess (as a kid) was fun, so recess is a way better way to prevent heart
disease,” Trujillo said.
Before the next Walk with a Doc on Aug. 10, Dr. Trujillo challenged all
the participants to think about things they can do every day for just
a few minutes during their recess time, to feel better about their health.
Thank you to Dr. Trujillo, program coordinator Gina Simmering, the City
of Boulder Parks and Recreation, and all our sponsors, including the Boulder
Community Health Foundation, for making these great (and healthy) walks possible.
Join us for our next Walk with a Doc on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Harlow Platts
Park (1360 Gillaspie Drive in Boulder) from 8-9 a.m. Dr. Jeff Carter,
BCH hospitalist, will talk about “Staying Hydrated for Better Health.”
Don’t forget that at each Walk with a Doc:
• BCH’s Clinical Education team will demonstrate “hands-only”
CPR techniques you can learn in just minutes!
• BCH pharmacists will be on hand to answer your medication-related
• There are free blood pressure checks, free giveaways and free refreshments
(including coffee from Starbucks)
For a full list of walks and more details, go to