Reading, Pennsylvania

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:
Reading, Pennsylvania

Powered By:
Penn State Health St. Joseph and REACH

Upcoming Walks:
Walking every Tuesday at 1:00 PM, tentatively beginning on January 11, 2022. Check back soon for updates!

Walk Locations:
Indoor Location
TBD

Outdoor Location
City Park (Reading) – Washington and N. 11th Street Reading, Pennsylvania 19601 (Meet by the Playground)

Lead Physician:
Christina Scartozzi, DO, Family and Community Medicine

Contact Information:
Diana Rodriguez
610-208-4727

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