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 local physicians.At each walk you’ll receive FREE: registration, healthy snacks, and chats with a Doc.
This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. 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. It’s a personal preference.
Join your physicians and other people looking to improve their health at our monthly Walk With A Doc in Farmington Hills.
Free Blood Pressure Checks and Healthy Snacks will be provided!
Every third Thursday (rain or shine) 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
June 16: “Irritable Bowel syndrome”
July 21: “Integrative Medicine”
August 18: Balance and The Role of the Senior Physician and Senior Assessment Center – Dr. Jennifer Beal
September 15: Pediatric Care from a Grandparent Perspective – Dr. Dilli Ramesh
November: Memory – Dr. Annette Carron
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Heritage Park Nature Center
Located on the west side of Farmington Road, between 10 & 11 Mile Roads
*Meet Rain or Shine!
Download a Map of Heritage Park
Info and registration Hotline
(877) 477-Doc1, option 1 or call the Nature Center (248) 477-1135