According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by Nova Medical Group’s Board Certified Physicians and Health Professionals.
Nova Medical Group is the largest integrative primary care practice in Northern Virginia. We promote optimal health and shift the focus of medicine from a reactive, illness-based practice to proactive, preventative healthcare. Through our integrative team approach, we hope to help you in your quest for wellness. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. See you out there!
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Location: W&OD Trail – Starting Point: Sterling/Route 28. Accessible by taking either of two routes from Route 28:
- Waxpool Road (Route 625) — Take Route 28 to Waxpool Road westbound, turn right onto Pacific Boulevard, pass over the W&OD bridge and turn left into the parking lot access road.
- Nokes Boulevard (Route 1793) — Take Route 28 to Nokes Boulevard westbound, turn left onto Pacific Boulevard and turn right into the parking lot access road just prior to the W & OD Trail bridge.
See you at the walk!