L–R: UHA Director Howard Lee (WWAD O‘ahu sponsor), Vic Harris, Dr. Theresa Wee, Lori Wallace and Dr. Craig Kadooka.

Walking is low-impact and has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. In fact, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can have tremendous health benefits, such lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, improved mood, reduced coronary heart disease and much more.

Founded in February 2016, the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) on O’ahu program includes many ku¯ puna, along with family and friends of all ages. This collaborative effort between Dr. Theresa Wee and the UHA Health Insurance Company is a great example of how individuals and groups can work together to promote health in the community. This walk is free and open to all ages and fitness levels.

The walk begins with a health tip by Dr. Wee or another qualified health professional, then a five-minute warmup. Each individual in the group walks at his or her own pace for 50 minutes, followed by a cooldown with fruit refreshments donated by Stay Fit Physical Therapy. Perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the support and motivation contributed by each participant. They share stories of successes, struggles, and create an instant bond and camaraderie.

Walking is truly the miracle drug, especially for our ku¯ puna. Come out any Saturday at 8am at Central Oahu Regional Park (meet near the tennis courts) for exercise, fun and fellowship.

 


WALK WITH A DOC
808-677-9988 (Dr. Wee) | www.walkwithadoc.org

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