Grab a pair of comfortable shoes and meet us at the park. Enjoy the fresh morning air, good company, and the opportunity to get fit and have some fun every Saturday. Every step is a success, so take the trails at your own pace.
At Walk with a Doc, you’ll find Dr. Sabgir of Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists, other health care professionals, and fellow walkers, enjoying a quick bite, and warming up for the walk. We are thrilled to provide FREE: blood pressure checks, healthy snacks, recipes and information to make better lifestyle changes, opportunities to talk with the docs. Walk with a Doc welcomes walkers of all ages and experience levels.
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.