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 provider, 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.
Upcoming Walk Details:
All Walks will meet outside the Allen R. Baca Center on the 3rd Saturday of every month, unless otherwise noted * Click Here for a full 2020 schedule
All 2020 walks are on hold until further notice – check back for updates!
June 6, 2020
July 18, 2020
August 15, 2020
September 26, 2020* Advanced Pain Care will be teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in their Muscle Walk Fire Truck Pull at Zilker Park Trail (on Azie Morton Road)- time not yet specified
October 17, 2020
November 21, 2020
December 19, 2020
Allen R. Baca Center (meet outside for a walk through downtown Round Rock) 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Building 2 Round Rock, TX 78664
Directions: From IH 35, Exit FM 620/Main Street. Go East on 620/Main Street heading towards downtown Round Rock. Turn Right on N Brown St. Go two blocks and take a Right on W. Bagdad Ave. The Baca Center is the second building on the left. The parking garage is located underneath the Baca Center with an elevator in the center which leads up into the building.