Walk With a Doc at Camp Mabry on Nov. 8

The American Diabetes Association and Scott & White Health are teaming up for teh Nov. 8 Walk With a Doc event at Camp Mabry. CONTRIBUTED/American Diabetes Association

Put on your walking shoes, folks.

Walking is an easy way to squeeze exercise into your daily routine, and on Saturday, Nov. 8 you can step out with a physician at the local Walk With a Doc event. The free event starts at 9 a.m. at Camp Mabry, 2200 West 35th Street.

Doctors say that walking 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boost your mood and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes.

But wait, there’s more! To read a list of 100 reasons it’s good to walk, go here.

The American Diabetes Association teamed up with Scott & White Health to put on the event, which is part of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. Participants will get a free blood pressure screening, pedometer, T-shirt and refreshments.

For more information, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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