Elk Rapids, Michigan

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 country. 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:
Elk Rapids, Michigan

Powered By:
Village of Elk Rapids- Parks & Recreation Commission

Upcoming Walks 2018:
Walking every Wednesday @ 8AM at library bridge on River St.
Sept 26-Danielle Koch, Family Nurse Practitioner
Oct 3-EMT
Oct 10
We will then take a break until the spring. Click Here for some fall/winter exercise opportunities!

Walk Location:
208 River Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Lead Physician:
Dr. Christine Petersen
Internal Medicine

Contact Information:
231.264.9274