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 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.
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. 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.
Walks will be Mondays at 12:00
All walks are free, and all are welcome. Walks are 2 to 3 miles long, and people can turnaround at any time. Starting locations/routes will change every week to explore the many walking trails around Casper.
- Oct. 14, hosted by the NERD Health & Wellness Center: Healthy Halloween Tricks
- Oct. 21, hosted by Fresh Foods / Community Greenhouse: Fermentation and natural probiotics
- Oct. 28, hosted by Wildwood: Child Nutrition, Healthy Eating Head to Toe
- Nov. 4, hosted by Wyoming Medical Center
- Nov. 11, hosted by NERD Health & Wellness Center: Tips to remain healthy during holiday travel
- Nov. 18, hosted by Fresh Foods / Community Greenhouse
- Dec. 2, hosted by Wyoming Medical Center
- Dec. 9, hosted by the NERD Health & Wellness Center: Healthy Holiday spending
- Dec. 16, hosted by Fresh Foods / Community Greenhouse