Parkersburg, West Virginia

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The walk, which is part of a nationally recognized community walking program, will be led by Dr. Darcy Conner, D.O., of the Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group.

Walkers will enjoy a brief health-related discussion, followed by a refreshing and rejuvenating walk throughout Parkersburg City Park.

No registration is required, and there is absolutely no cost to attend. The event is open to all members of the community.

Walking is good for you!

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?

About Walk with a Doc

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.

 

City and State:
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Upcoming Walks: 
Date: Saturday August 27th, 2016
August walk cancelled. Please check back for more walks in September!
Time: 9-10AM
Location: McDonough Wildlife Refuge, Vienna, WV

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia

Contact Information:
Kristy Cramlet
kristy.cramlet@highmarkhealth.org