The forecast for Saturday indicates a partly cloudy day with little chance of rain. The high temperature will be in the mid 90s.
However, it’s expected to be much cooler for the monthly Walk with a Doc event.
Dr. Jack Myers, an internal medicine physician at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, will lead the walk at 9 a.m. at Miller Park, 1919 N. First St., Temple.
Walkers will enjoy a brief, informative discussion about the importance of remaining connected to friends and family, and then start the walk with Myers, who will continue the conversation and answer questions along the way.
Health goes beyond the numbers from lab results on a piece of paper, Myers said.
“It’s a matter of connecting to your community, your family and your friends,” he said.
Myers said he has seen in his medical practice that his patients who have other people in their lives while they are dealing with medical issues do much better than those who are alone.
Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Physical activity is one of the most important things Americans can do to improve their health, according to the CDC. Regular physical activity can reduce the burden of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, and can prevent early death.
The monthly Walk with a Doc program started in Temple in 2016.
Myers encourages anyone in the community to join the walk.
This is a free program and pre-registration is not required. Walks are held the third Saturday of every month.
The next walk will be July 20 at Miller Park.