Wilmington, North Carolina

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 professional, 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:
Wilmington, North Carolina

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 14622

Walk Location:
Long Leaf Park
314 Pine Grove Drive,
Wilmington, NC, 28409
(Meet in the parking lot near picnic shelter 4 across from the playground).

Lead Physician:
Liza Schaffner, MD, Lifestyle Medicine

Contact Information:
Email: agent3358@gmail.com
Phone: 304-677-4845