Tyler, TX

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.

September @ Rose Rudman
21st Bruce Carter; Topic: Lifestyle Impact on Obesity and Health
28th Jim McAndrew; Topic: Prostate Cancer- PSA or Not?

October @ Rose Rudman
5th Elliott Whitley; Topic: Disaster Preparedness
12th James Michaels; Topic: Botox for Migraine Headaches
19th Mike Ford; Topic: How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
26th Melissa Springmeyer; Topic: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

November @ Rose Rudman
2nd James Fox; Topic: Lung Cancer Awareness




Location: Rose Rudman Trail, Copeland Road Trailhead

Upcoming Walks: Every Thursday @ 6:00 PM.
Click HERE for more details, or view the schedule to the left!

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For questions, please email Angela Driggs at adriggs@smithcomed.org