Tyler, Texas

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
Tyler, Texas

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Upcoming Walks
Virtual walk on Monday, November 2, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – visit our Facebook page

Click Here for all our previous Virtual WWAD events

Michele Bosworth, MD, FAAFP, LSSGB
Executive Director
Center for Population Health, Analytics & Quality Advancement
Associate Professor
Family Medicine/HPEM
School of Community and Rural Health
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler 

Making Informed Decisions as a Patient

Walk Location*
Camp Fannin Walking Trail
11937 U.S. Hwy. 271
Tyler, TX 75708
*once in-person walks resume

Lead Physician
Cynthia Ball, DO, MS – Associate Professor & Chair, Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information
Amanda Watkins

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