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Walk for Wellness is Davis Hospital and Medical Center’s healthy living program in partnership with Layton Hills Mall. The program is designed to promote healthy living in our community. Throughout the mall, you will find floor graphics and posters with walking and exercise tips, a guide to walking the mall (3 laps = 1 mile!), and information about our hospital.

We are also pleased to be hosting a series of wellness seminars in the Mall Courtyard. Visit this page and follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements on those events.

We want to feature YOU!

Share your next mall workout with us! Take a picture of yourself climbing the stairs, completing a mall lap, or attending one of our wellness seminars and share it on social media using the hashtag #WalkForWellness. Don’t forget to tag @davishospital!

Why Walk for Wellness?

Fitness walking has something for everyone, even people who are already fit. Walking is one of the safest ways to condition your body aerobically. It can boost energy, help you lose weight, and reduce stress.

Physical Benefits

  • Walking strengthens your heart and lungs, and tones your muscles.
  • When walking, your feet land with less impact than in other sports. This reduces chances of muscle, bone, and joint injury.
  • Regular walking improves your cholesterol levels and lowers your risk of heart disease. It also helps you control your blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Walking is a weight-bearing activity, which helps maintain bone density. This can help prevent osteoporosis.

Personal rewards

  • Taking walks can help you relax and manage stress.
  • Fitness walking helps you feel better about yourself.
  • Walking can help you sleep better at night and make you less likely to be depressed.
  • Regular walking may help maintain your memory as you get older.
  • Walking is a great way to spend extra time with friends and family members. Be sure to invite someone to join you!

Sample Walk for Wellness Program:

Experts recommend walking briskly on most days. Aim for a target of 30 minutes on most days, or 150 or more minutes a week. Walking programs can help you reach this goal by slowly increasing the frequency and the amount of time you walk. Try this walking program:

Week 1:
Walk 3 times a week.

Walk one mall lap each time (1/3 mile)

Week 2:
Walk 3 times a week.

Walk two mall laps each time (2/3 mile)

Week 3:
Walk 3 times a week.

Walk three mall laps each time (1 mile)

Week 4:
Walk 4 times a week.

Walk 4 mall laps each time (1 1/3 miles)

Week 5 and beyond:
Gradually increase your laps walking each time, and your number of times each week, until you reach six laps (2 miles), 5–7 days of the week.

Tips for getting the most from your walking program:

  • Walk briskly. If you can sing, speed up. If you can’t talk easily, slow down.
  • Choose good walking shoes with padded soles and good arch support.
  • Don’t use hand or ankle weights. They can cause injuries.

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