Providence, Rhode Island

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 and medical students.

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. 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 and State:
Providence, RI

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Upcoming Walks:
All walks start at 10:00 AM

Feb 4, 2023 – Roger Williams Park Boathouse

Feb 18, 2023 – Providence Pedestrian Bridge (in front of Plant City)

Mar 4, 2023 – Providence Pedestrian Bridge (in front of Plant City)- there will be a get-together in Plant City after the walk to learn about some of the health and wellness programs that they offer

Mar 19, 2023 – Roger Williams Park Boathouse

Walk Locations:
Providence Pedestrian Bridge – 335 S Water St. Providence, RI 02903

Gateway Center at Roger Williams Park – 1197 Broad Street, Providence 02907

Sign-Up:
Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 5027

Lead Physician:
Dr. Mark R. Paulos, Internal Medicine

Contact Information:
mpaulos1@lifespan.org
Contact Men’s Health Center: 401-793-4636
lifespan.org/centers-services/mens-health-center
lifespan.org/centers-services/mens-health-center/walk-doc