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 country. 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.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; US 30 Center Mall, The Benefits of an Annual Exam, Presenter: Dr. Luke Lemke
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; US 30 Center Mall, Revive your skin after being outdoors, Presenter: Dr. Sanjay Murkerji, Columbus Plastic Surgery
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Lake Esther, Mindful Eating & Overcoming Cravings, Presenter: Kelli Thomazin, PA-C
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Pawnee Park (meet in front of Memorial Stadium), Exercising to relax, Presenter: Dr. Venkata Kolli
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Lake Esther; Healthy living: A gift to yourself and the next generation, Presenter: Kendra Thiem, PA-C or Sonya Wemhoff, PA-C
Tuesday, July 21, 2019, 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Lake Esther; Bone health needs as we age, Presenter: Dr. Dustin Volkmer
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Pawnee Park (Meet outside Memorial Stadium), The benefits of walking your pet, Presenter: Dr. Ann Kramer
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Lake Esther – The Importance of Receiving your Flu Vaccine, Presenter: Dr. Daniel Rosenquist
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; US 30 Center Mall, Walking shoes: Features that fit and keep you moving, Presenter: Jon Brezenski
Tuesday, November 17, 2019, 5:30pm – 6:30pm; 1C Church, Stress and the immune system, Presenter: Dr. Michelle Sell
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; US 30 Center Mall, Health and Wellness Trends for 2021, Presenter: Doug Jansse