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Kaiser Permanente Doctors to Lead the Every Body Walk! Team at Greenbriar Mall

Health care organization is leading weekly mall walks to promote active living in Southwest Atlanta

July 18, 2014



Three women in workout clothes jogging outside near a building

ATLANTA — Beat the heat and burn some calories by joining the Every Body Walk! team at Greenbriar Mall on Monday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until noon. Kaiser Permanente of Georgia is partnering with Greenbriar Mall to offer Every Body Walk!, a program designed to encourage people to walk at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Starting Monday, Kaiser Permanente doctors are taking off their white coats and putting on their walking shoes to guide walks through the Southwest Atlanta mall.

“As doctors, we spend so much time talking to patients about the importance of physical activity and how it promotes overall health,” said Charles Fowler, MD, who practices adult medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Cascade Medical Center. “Leading these mall walks allows us to practice what we preach and connect with our patients outside of the exam room.”

Dr. Fowler will lead the Every Body Walk! team on Monday. Kaiser Permanente’s LaJune Oliver, MD, who also practices adult medicine, will guide the mall walkers on Monday, July 28th.

Kaiser Permanente is hosting two 30-minute walks inside Greenbriar Mall between 10 a.m. and noon every Monday during the month of July. Mall walking can be an effective way for people to reach their exercise goals without being limited by the weather. Many metro Atlanta malls open their doors a few hours early to allow the public access to a comfortable and protected environment.

For details about the Every Body Walk! program at Greenbriar Mall, visit http://www.shopgreenbriar.com/kaiser-permenante-every-body-walk/. The weekly walks, which start in front of Burlington Coat Factory, are open to the public. So, put on your sneakers, bring a friend and meet us at the mall to walk your way to better health!

About Every Body Walk!
Every Body Walk! is a campaign and collaborative that aims to get Americans up and moving. Through the help of more than 100 like-minded partner organizations, Every Body Walk! is spreading the word about the importance of adults walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week and 60 minutes every day for children. Visit everybodywalk.org for news and resources on walking, health information and walking tips and more.

About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 250,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro-Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving more than 9.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit kp.org/share.