Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 and medical students.

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 world. 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.

City, State:
Minneapolis, MN

Powered By:
University of Minnesota Medical School
NorthPoint Health & Wellness

Upcoming Walks:
Walking every Tuesday at 4:15 PM (weather permitting)!

Walk Location:
NorthPoint Health & Wellness- 1313 Penn Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55414

Walk Leaders:
UMN Medical Students and Physicians; Dr. Paul Erickson

Contact Information:

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