Grundy County, Iowa

Walk with a Doc has been met with enthusiastic response in Grundy County Iowa, where UnityPoint Clinic physician Dr. Eric Neverman and sponsor Grundy County Memorial Hospital are encouraging area residents to join the organized walks monthly. The first Walk was held in conjunction with Iowa’s Healthiest State Walk, in which residents across the state were encouraged to walk for at least thirty minutes.

Watch this page for upcoming Walk with a Doc dates and locations.   We’ll walk on the Pioneer Trail in the communities of Grundy County most months. We’ll walk inside the YMCA/preschool facility at 1001 8th Street in Grundy Center if the weather is too cold or rainy on walk day.IMG_5167

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;it’s 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?

_NatureTrail_WWAD2Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by Dr. Neverman and other participating providers. Walk with a Doc started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country, including ten sites in Iowa. You’re invited to put on your comfortable walking shoes and join the Grundy County Walk with a Doc program! It’s free, it’s easy to find, and everyone is welcome!

Grundy County’s Walk with a Doc program introduced by Grundy Center Mayor Brian Buhrow, left, Grundy County Memorial Hospital CEO Jennifer Havens, center, and lead physician for the walks, Dr. Eric Neverman, right.


City and State:
Grundy County, Iowa

Upcoming Walks: 
Wednesday, March 85:00 p.m.
Brother’s Market, Grundy Center
1400 G Avenue
Led by Dr. Eric Neverman
Nutrition Month topic: After the walk, GCMH dietitian Crystal Petersen RDN LD,
will give a brief presentation on how to read food labels – and shop for the
healthy choice in bread, cereal, and other food basics.

Wednesday, April 57:30 a.m.
Grundy Center High School track, Grundy Center
1006 M Avenue, Grundy Center
Led by Dr. Eric Neverman

Wednesday, May 35:00 p.m.
Pioneer Trail, Entrance near Sports Complex
Grundy Center

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Grundy County Memorial Hospital 

Lead Physician:
Dr. Eric Neverman
Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, UnityPoint Clinic

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Contact Information:
Keely Harken GCMH
Community Outreach Manager