Atlanta, Georgia

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 Future 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.

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 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.

Virtual Walks

City and State:
Atlanta, GA

Powered By:
Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Healthy Living

Upcoming Walks:
Prior to COVID-19, we walked on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 9 AM. Currently, we have moved to virtual health talks.

Walk Location:
Grady Hospital – 80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr. SE. (Meet outside at the entrance across from Gilmer St) – Currently we are not meeting together for walks but still encourage everyone to take socially distanced walks!

Walk Leaders:
Emory University Medical Students and Physicians

Contact Information:
Grace Chung

Thank You:
This walk made possible by the Dr. Annemarie Sommer scholarship fund!