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.
March @ Rose Rudman
23rd Mack Stewart; Topic: General Skin Care
30th James Michaels; Topic: Botox in Migraine Therapy
April @ Rose Rudman
6th Eldor Brish; Topic: non-surgical treatment options for chronic low back pain
13th Tom Lambert; Topic: Insect Dermatitis — 75th talk!
20th Dr. Mendenhall – tbd
27th Christina Bratcher; Topic: Thyroid Disorders
May @ Rose Rudman
4th Svetislava Vukelja; Topic: Breast Cancer
11th Ketan Patel; Topic: Sleep and Your Health
18th Michael Ford; Topic: Something on Eye Health
25th Nicholas Andrade – tbd