Rockingham County, NC

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 at 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. 

Rockingham County NC is proud to join this national strategy that allows so many of us to “walk our way” to better health! There is no better place to do it than this beautiful county, nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, boasting some of the Carolina’s most scenic and family friendly parks and recreational facilities, and rightfully earning its moniker as the “North Star” of our state. Join us as we follow the “North Star” to a place of better health via Walk with a Doc.

County and State:
Rockingham County, NC

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Cone Health
Rockingham County Health Collaborative

Upcoming Walks:

No upcoming walks – check back soon! If you’re a Walk Leader, you can submit a new event here.

Lead Physician:
Phillip E. Dixon, MD, Internal Medicine

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