Doctors recommend patients walk at least 30 minutes every day in order to maximize on the many health benefits.

To help people get outside and moving, Sunshine Coast doctors will be participating in B.C.’s annual “Walk with your Doc” event next Wednesday.

They’ll be walking along the sea wall and back from Mission Point Park in Davis Bay beginning at 5:15.

More than 375 doctors in 60 communities will be participating in the walking events in B.C.

The concept was developed by Doctors of B.C., and provides an opportunity for doctors to connect with groups of patients, to walk side by side, discuss the health benefits that walking provides, and demonstrate their commitment to support patients in leading a healthier lifestyle.

Studies show that daily walking helps maintain weight levels, boost the immune system, lower stress, and prevent memory loss.