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 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:
Homer, Alaska

Powered By:
South Peninsula Hospital

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9-10 AM!

November 17, 2018
Dr. Christina Tuomi
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December 1, 2018
Patte Doran, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
“Holiday Treats: How to stay healthy AND enjoy them!”

December 15th, 2018
Julie McCarron, Certified Nurse Midwife

January 5th, 2018
Dr. John Halligan, Medical Director of Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center
“Open Mic on Cancer”

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

Lead Physician:
Dr. Rob Downey,
Functional Medicine

Contact information:
Bonita Banks, BSN, RN
Maggie Wyatt
(907) 235-0285