Brookline-Newton, Massachusetts

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:
Brookline-Newton, Massachusetts

Upcoming Walks:
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Walk Location:
Brookline Park Reservoir – Brookline, MA 02445. You can enter 128 Dudley Street in your GPS. We’ll meet across the street at the intersection of Dudley St and Dudley Way. Parking is free and plentiful on Dudley Way and Dudley Street bordering the reservoir.

Health topics will be geared toward ages 50-70. Please consider bringing a blanket or portable chair, water, a hat, comfy walking shoes, and curiosity about health issues!

Walk Leaders:
Donna Michelson, MD, Cardiology/Internal Medicine

Susan Zwerling, PhD

Contact Information:

Sponsored By:

Jen LaFrance – 175 Highland Avenue , Suite 304, Needham, MA 02494 781-343-8011