Atlanta, Georgia

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 and 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. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

City and State:
Atlanta, Georgia

Powered By:
Morehouse School of Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group

Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM!

Walk Location:
West End Trail – 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 (meet at picnic area behind West End Brewery)

In case of inclement weather, meet at Welcome All Park & Multipurpose Facility – 4255 Will Lee Road South Fulton, GA 30349 (Call 470-809-7170 for directions)

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 9419

Lead Physicians:
Jammie Hopkins, DrPH, M.S.
Erica Sutton, MD

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