OSU Extension is encouraging residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a walking program that brings together doctors and patients every first Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00pm. Physicians from OhioHealth and Center Street Community Health Center will kick off the event with a brief talk on a current health topic and then lead the group on a walk.
“Our mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the well-being of Marion,” said Whitney Gherman with OSU Extension. The first walk will take place November 1. Walkers will “shoe the loop” starting at Founder’s Park (164 S Main St) at noon. No registration is necessary and walkers can go at their own pace and distance. Pedometers, healthy snacks, and other prizes given to the first 50 participants.