Wellness has been an important topic of discussion during the past year on Doc in the D.
Beyond talking about healthy food and eating habits, I’ve also received a number of comments on my blog from Henry Ford Hospital employees who are looking to incorporate exercise into their lives.
I hear it all of the time from members of our health care team: After working a long day, it can be a challenge to find the time and energy to exercise.
When we encourage our patients to lead healthier lifestyles, we should too. And keeping our employees healthy is a priority at Henry Ford.
So to help those with a resolution to “get moving” in 2012, or those just looking to incorporate additional exercise into their day, I turned to my colleague Dr. Steven Keteyian, program director with Preventive Cardiology in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Henry Ford, for advice.
His recommendation: Start walking.
The best part is you don’t need to go outside in the middle of our “mild” Michigan winter to get started. Continue reading