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Exercise is Medicine

Exercise Resources

WalkWithADoc  

Educate, Exercise, Empower

Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, elevate your mood, and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. Join a doctor and other people looking to improve their health at the next Walk with a Doc event.

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StepHealthy Walking Club

Take a walk every day at Clark Park, 9718 Clark Rd., Houston, Tx at 8:30am with a group of motivated walkers to improve your health and quality for life for a lifetime.

  • Join a group of walkers that are very passionate about walking for a healthier life.
  • Get motivated to manage your health and help prevent and stop the progression of diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, stress, and other chronic diseases.
  • Receive tools to help self-manage your health; and T-shirts to represent your passion to celebrate life one step at a time!

To register please call 713.338.5997, or email:

Katherine Jolivette, MSHCM, AFAA
katherine.jolivette@memorialhermann.org
Community Program Manager-Exercise Specialist

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Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 

Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute offers interactive workout guides to help any athlete of any skill level to perform at their best ability. Each workout is aimed to strengthen and condition while providing ways to challenge yourself further when you're ready.

Click here for more information.

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Annual Health Check  

Annual Health Check

Your annual health check is the ONLY tracking tool to help you manage your health to prevent chronic illness and disease or the progression of chronic illness and disease! Know Your Numbers! "Next time you visit your health care provider, be sure to ask for a copy of your critical health numbers and develop a plan which may include eating healthier, exercise and medication. Click here for more information by the American Heart Association.

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Footwear

For injury prevention and safe and improved performance for a walk, run or jog, select a pair of tennis shoes that fits your foot, with special attention to your arches and your foot type and shape. Wearing shoes that no longer offer the right amount of support and cushioning puts you at risk for pain and injury. Choose tennis shoes with proper cushioning, flexibility and stability according to the structure of your foot. Click here for the details.

Heart Rate  

Target Heart Rate to track the efficiency of your work out!

Tracking your progression will be exciting, fun and very rewarding!! Your target heart rate is your measuring tool to ensure that you getting an effective work out for optimal benefits from your exercise program! Click here for the details.  

Work on hitting your target! Have a great workout!

Ready, Set, Go!

Family Activity

Exercise at your own pace with a goal to progress to a healthier, energized body! If you begin with a 5-10 minute walk a day, great! Take that 5-10 minute walk a day and enjoy the benefits of stepping healthy, one step at a time! Always exercise at your own pace with movement that you enjoy, as your body gets stronger, it will take you where you need to go to meet your goals!

Click here for more details

Turn on your favorite music in the comfort of your home or take it outside with your family and have some fun stepping for life!!

Aerobic or Cardiovascular Exercise

Your Goal: 2.5 hours or 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous aerobic or cardiovascular exercise within your target heart rate training zone to ensure that you will optimize your exercise and receive the best benefits.

Resistance/Strength Training Exercise

Increased muscle mass, makes it easier for your body to burn calories! Exercises to tone and strengthen muscles are significant for an overall healthy body and for the best health benefits! “They don’t all need to be done every day, but variety helps keep the body fit and healthy, and makes exercise interesting. You can do a variety of exercises to keep the body fit and healthy and to keep your physical activity routine exciting.” The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least twice per week. 

Healthy Living Workouts

Full body workout videos designed by Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. These easy-to-follow workouts can be done at home, on the road and even in an office to burn calories, tone and boost energy. The workouts are short and require minimal or no equipment. 

Have some fun to look good and feel better! Click here for videos.

How to find/create your own ideal workout

Want to get outside and walk or exercise in nature?
Search for “Walking Trails Near Me” to find safe and well-marked locations for exercise.

Want to fit in a workout while your child naps?
Search for “Quite Exercise during Naptime”

Looking for something fun to do with your neighbors?
Check out your nearby “Community Center Fitness Classes” online or in person.

Get energized and take a stretch break while in your office?
Look for “Best Office Stretching Exercises”

Want to take a bike ride?
Search for “Bikes trails in the Houston area”

Want to take a walk with your dog or your favorite pet?
Search for “Places near me to Walk with my Dog”.