First Walk with a Doc Texas Event to happen in Manvel

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Manvel and Pearland residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Dr. Lekshmi Nair, MD, of the Love to Share Foundation America for Manvel’s and Pearland’s first free Walk with a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.

The walk will take place Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at 3642 Bailey Ave. in Manvel. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required.

Community members interested in participating from both cities are encouraged attend.

“Walking is the single best thing we can do to live a long, high quality life. WWAD makes it easy by providing the time, place, motivation (brief health talk), and people for a fun walking experience,” Nair said.

The Walk with a Doc concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite their patients, their patients’ families, and community members to join them.

Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Nair and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk.

Walk with a Doc is overseen by a national nonprofit organization to get people active and healthy.

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of the country. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, who practices with the Mount Carmel Health System.

Love to Share Foundation America (LTSF) is a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to spreading Universal Harmony and Peace through love and care in the community. LTSF empowers communities through activities focused on health support, education support, basic needs support, leadership and inner transformation, among others.

Check the Manvel/Pearland Walk with a Doc website for future Manvel/Pearland walk info.

A contact on the day of the event is Ravi Thothadri at 713-338-1991 or [email protected]

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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