Join The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland for a walk the second Friday of every month at 7:00 am!
South Waterfront Greenway Path
4380 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
You don’t need any special clothing or equipment to participate. Simply wear a comfortable pair of shoes, grab a friend or family member and join us for a walk!
Spend the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversations with a doc. It’s a great way to get out, get active and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking! Walk at your own pace and distance. Bring a friend or make a new friend at this free community event! Light refreshments will be provided after each walk.
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.
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.