University of Connecticut

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 Future 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.

The Walk with a Doc 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:
West Hartford, CT

Powered By:
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Upcoming Walks:
Walking 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM! In the event of rain or snow, the walk will be rescheduled to the 4th Saturday of the month.

Walk Location:
Elizabeth Park, 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford CT 06117 (Meet at the picnic area across from the Pond House Café)

Lead Physician:
Dr. Wynee Lou & UConn Medical Students

Contact Information:

Thank You:
This walk made possible by the Dr. Annemarie Sommer scholarship fund!