Fort Smith, Arkansas

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 Future 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 and medical students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Walk with a Doc program was started in Columbus, OH in and has now expanded throughout the world. 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:
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Powered By:
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Student Osteopathic Medical Association

Upcoming Walks:
Resuming in September 2019, the walks will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM! There will be free blood pressure checks at all walks. Like our Facebook page for more information and updates.
September 14, 2019
October 12, 2019
November 9, 2019

Walk Location:
Carol Ann Cross Park – 1601 S. 74th St. Fort Smith, AR

Lead Physician:
Dr. Kathryn Buffey, D.O (Family Medicine)

Contact Information:
Morgan Brown

Thank You:
This walk made possible by the Dr. Annemarie Sommer scholarship fund!