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

Powered By
The Health Science Center at UT Tyler

Upcoming Walks:
All walks take place on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. We alternate each month between Main Campus and HSC Campus.
Dec 20, 2023 @ HSC
Jan 17, 2024 @ Main
Feb 21, 2024 @ HSC
Mar 20, 2024 @ Main

Walk Locations:
Main Campus: 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799 (Start/End – Harvey Deck)

HSC Campus: 11937 U.S. Hwy. 271 Tyler, TX 75708 (Start/End – Building H community kitchen)

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 3091

Lead Physician
Cynthia K. Ball, DO, MS, FACOEM
Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine

Contact Information
Jeannie Hurst
(903) 431-9980

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Additional WWAD Events:
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