Homer, Alaska

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:
Homer, Alaska

Powered By:
South Peninsula Hospital

Upcoming Walks:
Walking every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at SPARC.
Join our Facebook Group for updates!

November 16, 2019
Ross Tanner, DO – Founder, Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska
Topic: What your lab results can tell you about your health

December 7, 2019
HMC West Wing Midwife Julie McCarron, CNM

December 21, 2019
SPH General Surgeon Dr. Jeff Larsen

January 4, 2020
TBA

January 18, 2020:
Dr. Jason Parks, Peninsula Radiation Oncology

February 1, 2020:
Couch to 5K with Dr. Randy Wiest!

Walk Location:
SPARC building (South Peninsula Athletic & Recreation Center) – 600 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603 (Park at the Homer Middle School)

Lead Physician:
Dr. Rob Downey, Functional Medicine

Contact information:
Bonita Banks, BSN, RN
Maggie Wyatt
(907) 235-0285
wellness@sphosp.org