Lexington, KY

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. Our walks in Lexington started in spring 2014! Want to get started? You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and join us for these free events! Dogs are welcome whenever we are outside and we walk every week!

City and State:
Lexington, KY

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University of Kentucky Healthcare/Integrative Medicine and Health

Lexington Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Walks:
All walks are 5:00 – 6:00PM

September 29, 2022. Guest provider: Dr. JB Oexmann, Neurosurgeon

October 10, 2022 (Tree Week!). Guest speaker: Stacy Borden, UK  Grounds Manager and Arborist

October 27, 2022: Guest provider: Dr. Kim Kaiser from UK Orthopedics

Walk Location:
University of Kentucky Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. For more information on the UKY Arboretum, click HERE.

Lead Physician:
Dr. Connie Jennings

Contact Information:
Student Well-Being – Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resource

859.323.HEAL (4325)