Spring is a great time to make a daily walk part of your health routine. Many experts recommend walking 10,000 steps per day, which is equivalent to 30 minutes of brisk exercise. However, it is estimated that many Americans complete only about 5,000 steps per day.
Did You Know?
- Research shows walking regularly can improve health and increase lifespan.
- Walking helps maintain body weight, reduce risk of obesity and enhance mental well-being.
- Walking reduces the risk of osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer and non-insulin-dependent (Type 2) diabetes.
- Walking can be done anywhere. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Hold a walking meeting with your co-workers.
Walk on the Pathway to Wellness
As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, Adventist HealthCare is pleased to sponsor the Pathway to Wellness at the RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg. This Pathway encircles the lake (see map below) and offers a beautiful space for walks, runs or any other physical activity — solo or with family, friends or co-workers.
Spring 2017 Issue
Table of Contents
- News Briefs
- Getting Fresh with Spring Produce
- Heart Monitor Saves a Young Mom's Life
- Advanced Imaging Technology Close to Home
- Don't Wait for Joint Surgery
- Put Spring In Your Step with Regular Walks
- Stretch It Out After Exercise
- Understanding Diabetes
- Teenagers and Mental Illness: Knowing the Signs and How to Act
- Gift in Appreciation for Daughter's Compassionate Care
Adventist HealthCare Pathway to Wellness at the RIO Washingtonian Center
Parking is available at multiple locations around the property, with convenient entrance onto the marked Pathway. This map shows the 0.75-mile route around the lake.