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Hartford HealthCare's Dec. 15 Walk with a Doc in New Britain

[December 04 2012] - Hartford HealthCare's next Walk with a Doc will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Lorraine Binns-Grear, M.D., internist, who will discuss Smart Eating During the Holidays & Beyond.

Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Event host is Doctors of Central Connecticut.

In 2010, The Hospital of Central Connecticut was the first hospital in New England to join Just Walk! A Walk with a Doc program that hosts free community walks at area parks that are led by doctors and stress the benefits of exercise while providing health tips. Starting this year, Walk with a Doc is a Hartford HealthCare systemwide program. Other Hartford HealthCare entities involved in the walk program are MidState Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Hartford Medical Group and MidState Medical Group. Sponsors are Anthem and HPC Foodservice.

Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by a cardiologist in Ohio. There are nearly 70 active Walk with a Doc sites. Just Walk! A Walk with a Doc program was named a recipient of the 2012 President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award.

To register, or for more information, please visit www.hartfordhealthcare.org/walkwithadoc or call 1-877-914-WALK.