Olympia, Washington

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.

City and State:
Olympia, Washington

Powered By:
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM beginning June 27th, 2020!

Walk Location:
Capitol Lake – 5th Ave SW & Water St SW Olympia, Washington 98501 (Meet at picnic benches by bathroom)

Lead Physician:
Leila Borders, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Contact Information:
nhammer@olyortho.com

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