Kansas City, Kansas

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:
Kansas City, Kansas

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University of Kansas Medical Center

Upcoming Walks:
May 18th, 2019
Join us for the NBCCDC 6th Annual Family 101 5K Run/Bike/Walk
8 AM- Registration opens
9AM- Walk with A Doc 1-mile Walk and Education Program
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Summer 2019 Walks
Fisher Park in Rosedale Neighborhood Kansas City, KS. Arrive at 9:45 for check-in, Walk begins at 10AM
Jun. 15th (Benefits of Physical Activity)
Jul. 20th (Arthritis Prevention)
Aug. 24th (Nutrition)
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Fall 2019 Walks
Bethany Park in Central Ave. Neighborhood at Central Ave. & N. 12th St Kansas City, KS. Arrive at 9:45 for check-in, Walk begins at 10AM
Sep. 21st (Stress Management)
Oct. 19th (High Blood Pressure Prevention)
Nov. 16th (Benefits of Sleep)
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Check Back Later for Dates/Locations of Winter and Spring Walks

Lead Physicians:
Sarah Shrader PharmD and Denton Shanks DO – Family Medicine

Contact Information:
sshrader2@kumc.edu
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