New ‘Walk With Tidelands Health’ program coming to Brookgreen Gardens in April
Combat “nature-deficit disorder,” learn about an important health topic and enjoy invigorating exercise by participating in the new “Walk With Tidelands Health” program coming to Brookgreen Gardens for the month of April.
Join a fitness professional from Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, the region’s only medical fitness center, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Wednesday of the month for a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a refreshing and invigorating walk through Brookgreen.
The goal of the program is to promote health and wellness through physical activity and education while also offering attendees an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings at Brookgreen. Participation in Walk With Tidelands Health, to be offered April 3, 10, 17 and 24, is included with admission to Brookgreen.
“Research has shown exercise can be very effective in preventing many leading causes of death, including heart disease and diabetes – often-preventable conditions that are common in our region,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of the health system. “This program gives members of our community a great reason to be active and enjoy our beautiful climate.”
The new Walk With Tidelands Health program continues a regionwide walking initiative led by the health system to encourage physical activity and promote health and wellness. Among other efforts, Tidelands Health offers Walk With a Doc, a free, physician-led community walking program held monthly in Myrtle Beach, and is constructing multi-purpose trails around its hospitals in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown.
For the past two years, the health system has also partnered with Brookgreen to offer “Night of a Thousand Steps,” a family fun walk through the holiday lights at Brookgreen, and this year will be educating the community about health topics during Brookgreen’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with the health system to present Walk With Tidelands Health as part of the special activities we’ll be offering throughout the month of April,” said Page Kiniry, president and CEO of Brookgreen. “We encourage the entire community to join us for this program and all of our ‘Brookgreen in Bloom’ offerings.”