Join Dr. Tro’s Team to Walk and Support AAHPO

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AAHPO Welcome Back Walk
September 26, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, September 26th,
Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ.
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This will be a great family event that celebrates healthy activities. Events include races for children ages 5 to 12, and a Team Walk for adults to raise funds for AAHPO.

Dr. Tro Kalayjian will match all donations up to $1,000, so your donation is maximized!

All walkers will receive a free T-shirt. You may walk a 0.6 mile loop or a 2.1 mile loop. Both courses are wheelchair-accessible.
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Take a Walk to Improve Your Health

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. Walking can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.

“Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or who haven’t exercised in a long time,” noted AAHPO member Tro Kolayjian, MD, an obesity specialist who is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine.

Physical activity does not have to be vigorous or done for long periods in order to improve your health. A 2007 study of inactive women found that even a low level of exercise – around 75 minutes per week – improved their fitness levels significantly, when compared to a non-exercising group.

Walking for fun and fitness isn’t limited to strolling by yourself around local neighborhood streets. There are various clubs, venues and strategies you can use to make walking an enjoyable and social part of your lifestyle.

How does walking make me healthier?
You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat.