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.
Items for sale will be bottled water and t-shirts. All chats with a Doc are FREE!
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.
Join your physicians and other people looking to improve their health at our semimonthly Walk with a Doc in Zanesville.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. inside the Genesis Hospital Heart & Vascular Rehab. Gym (room G-138). The leader will be: DR. Claudia Kim, M.D., general surgery.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. inside the Genesis Hospital- Heart & Vascular Rehab. Gym (room G-138). The leader will be: Dr. Selomie Kebede, M.D., cardiologist & Medical Director for Genesis Heart & Vascular Rehab. This will be a celebration for Heart Month with light refreshments and door prizes.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. inside the Genesis Hospital- Heart & Vascular Rehab. Gym (room G-138). The leader will be: Dr. Jay Patel, M.D., endocrinologist.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. outside on the Genesis- Gorsuch Fitness Trail. We will meet at the gazebo, next to the Genesis Cancer Center. The leader will be: Dr. Thomas Diehl, general surgery. (in case of inclement weather, the WWAD will be held inside the Genesis Heart & Vascular Rehab. Gym; room G-138)