Wheaton, Maryland

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 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.

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. 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:
Wheaton, Maryland

Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10 AM

Walk Location:
Brookside Gardens – 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902 (Meet to the right of the Visitor’s Center at the trailhead if you are facing the Visitor’s Center.

*The Heart Smart Trail is a paved 1 mile loop- walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. We do it at least once and often, some others with more time do another round or two! Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Unfortunately, only service dogs are allowed at Brookside Gardens.

Physician Walk Leaders:
Dr. Asha Subramanian, Family Medicine
Dr. Aruna Nathan, Internal Medicine
Dr. Marsha Seidelman, Internal Medicine

Contact Information:
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