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 oints 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.
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 Georgetown.
Join us in 2016!
January 9th Dr. Christopher Hearne, Cancer Screening Guidelines
February 13th Dr. Shane Mills, Diabetes
March 12th Dr. Radha Mahale, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
April 9th Dr. Dominic Ricci, Dermatologisy on Moh’s Surgery and Sun Protection
May 14th Drs. Avni Shah and Elizabeth Winterroth- Pediatric Obestity Clinic
Jennifer Brisol, Texas Parks and Wildlife/Texas Children in Nature
- Why kids need nature
- What resources available for families to find nature in their area
- Tactics for getting kids off the couch
June 11th Dr. Hilts, Sports Medicine- knee arthritis (non-operative treatment)
July 9th TBA
August 13th TBA
September 10th TBA
October 8th TBA
November 12th TBA
December 10th TBA