Presque Isle, Maine

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:
Presque Isle, Maine

Powered By:
Northern Light AR Gould Hospital

Upcoming Walks:
August 17th from 11-12 at Mantle Lake Park- Dr. Johnathan Herland, MD- Strength , Exercise and Aging

September 15th from 12-1 at Mantle Lake Park – Pelvic in the Park, a discussion on bladder and bowel issues with Vanessa Patenaude, PT

October 21st, 12-1 at the Aroostook Center Mall – Brandon Howlett , PA-C Migraines and how to manage them

Lead Physician:
Dr. David Weed, DO

Contact Information:
Dawn Roberts, Community Health Specialist
207-768-4248
droberts@northernlight.org

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