Walking in the D: Get Moving in 2012

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

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