Free walk, health screenings make healthier living easy

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 4, 2013) — Local medical student group Salud al Pasito is partnering with Wonderland of the Americas to host its fourth San Antonio Community Walk starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road.

This free event will feature guest speakers Christopher Dyer, M.D., a faculty nephrologist at UT Medicine San Antonio, and San Antonio Healthy Heroes Alyssa and Makayla Esparza. Free health screenings will be available for participants. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Salud al Pasito is under the auspices of the School of Medicine.

Salud al Pasito is all about showing people fun, easy ways to improve their health,” said Lucia Nguyen, Salud al Pasito’s student president. “Keeping yourself active can positively impact your life both physically and mentally. Salud al Pasito concentrates on walking because it is one of the easiest ways for everyone to get active, and it has as many health benefits as running!”

Salud al Pasito’s Community Walk is a chance to walk and talk with practicing doctors, nurses, students and other community members looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. Along with an indoor walking course at Wonderland of the Americas, participants can look forward to free health screenings and healthy-living information — including blood pressure, blood sugar and kidney function checks, and information about healthy eating and activity — thanks to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Student Health Center, the Texas Kidney Foundation and other local organizations. Community walkers will also be able to sign up for one of the more than 110 walking groups in the San Antonio area through SAWalks! at the event.

Check-in, health screenings and guest speakers will be at the first-floor center stage at Wonderland of the Americas. Free water, healthy snacks, door prizes and more will be provided.

To learn more or to register online, visit or call 210-562-5565.

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