Jackson, Mississippi

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:
Jackson, Mississippi

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Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 8:30 AM! Register by clicking on a date below.
Sat. Jan 14, 2023
Sat. Feb 11, 2023
Sat. Mar 11, 2023
Sat. Apr 8, 2023
Sat. May 13, 2023
Sat. Jun 10, 2023
Sat. Jul 8, 2023

Walks will be cancelled during adverse weather.

Walk Location:
Parham Bridges Park – 5055 Old Canton Rd Jackson, MS 39211

Participating Physicians:
Dr. Hursie Davis-Sullivan
Dr. Timothy Quinn
Dr. Jaleen Sims
Dr. Justin Turner
Dr. Joyce Wade

Contact Information:
msaarp@aarp.org
1-866-554-5382