Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.
Since the first walk in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort. By focusing on sustainability and simplicity, Walk with a Doc can easily be implemented by doctors across the country and around the world. Now, Walk with a Doc has more than 520 chapters worldwide with thousands committing to a healthy lifestyle.
Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all?
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