Lawrence, Massachusetts

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 provider, 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.

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center has provided comprehensive primary health care services to underserved residents of the Merrimack Valley since 1980. 

Growing from one small clinic facility located in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts, GLFHC now has eight clinical locations providing care to more than 62,000 patients a year, having continued to grow and expand to meet the needs of the underserved in the region. Our mission is to improve and maintain the health of individuals and families in the Merrimack Valley by providing a network of high quality, comprehensive health care services and by training health care professionals to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population.


Según la Asociación Estadounidense del Corazón, caminar tiene la tasa más baja de abandono de cualquier actividad física. ¿Crees que no sirve de nada? Piensa otra vez. Caminar es de bajo impacto; más fácil para las articulaciones que correr. Es seguro, con autorización del médico, para las personas con dolencias ortopédicas, afecciones cardíacas y aquellos que tienen más del 20% de sobrepeso. ¡Además, la investigación ha demostrado que puedes ganar dos horas de vida por cada hora de ejercicio regular! Ese rápido paseo alrededor del campus parece un poco más valioso ahora, ¿no?

Walk with a Doc es un programa de caminatas para todos los interesados  en tomar medidas para un estilo de vida más saludable. ¿Qué mejor manera de comenzar su fin de semana que de pie haciendo progresos para ayudar a su corazón y mejorar su salud general para vivir más tiempo? Mientras camina a su propio ritmo, tendrá la oportunidad de que los médicos institucionales le respondan preguntas.

Este programa se inició en Columbus, OH en abril de 2005 por el Dr. David Sabgir y ahora se ha expandido por todo el mundo. No necesita ningún equipo especial y no hay reglas especiales. Simplemente póngase un par de zapatos cómodos y camine, puede ir solo, con amigos, un compañero de trabajo, alumnos,  familia o con un grupo. Es una preferencia personal.

City and State:
Lawrence, MA

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Upcoming Walks:
Walking every Saturday at 2:00 PM beginning October 10, 2020!

Walk Location:
Lawrence Public Library – 51 Lawrence St Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841 (Meet in front of the library’s main entrance)

Lead Physician:
Laura Kaufman, Family Medicine

Contact Information:
walkdocslawrence@gmail.com