Burlington, Ontario

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?

Just Walk! 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.

The Walk with a Doc 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.

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Burlington, Ontario

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Burlington Family Health Team

Upcoming Walks:
Walks will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month from 10 – 11 AM

Date: Monday, March 18th, 2024
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Guest Speaker: Tara Salehi Varela

Walk Location: A stroll through downtown Burlington neighbourhoods – Central Branch, Burlington Public Library – 2331 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1J4 – Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk and us meet inside the library, in the Holland Room.  We will then move to the outdoor space at the Central Park Rose Garden, just opposite the south entrance, facing New Street.

Topic: Get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking! This Just Walk session is led by Burlington Family Health Team Psychotherapist and Social Worker, Tara Salehi Varela. Learn about the benefits of nature on mental health. Mindfulness and intentional daily activities in nature support our mental and physical well-being. Nature has the potential to improve mood and focus, decrease stress, improve quality of sleep, and create a sense of belonging. After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to engage in an experiential activity focused on connecting with nature through the five senses. Following this, participants will have the rest of the hour to enjoy the walk, reflect on their experience, and ask any questions about mental health.

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 15600

Walk Leader:
Anne Svetik-Jones, Physiotherapist

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