Rajapakar, Bihar, India

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 after expanding throughout U.S.A & across the world, it has come to India in 2017. 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.

At Rajapakar’s first Walk, the participants talked about good hygiene habits like washing hands quiet often, maintaining cleanliness at home and on the village streets by avoiding littering. Dr. Rai led the discussion on having a healthy snack everyday. After the walk, volunteers provided green sprouts to the participants and they all interacted with great enthusiasm. The Walk with a Doc charter at Rajapakar is not only taking steps for a healthier life style, but also is leading discussion on community development. Our next walk is scheduled on 17th September. We hope to see you there!

City and State:
Rajapakar, State of Bihar, India

Upcoming Walks: 
Walking every other Saturday in 2018!

High School Rajapakar in District Vaishali
Rajapakar, State of Bihar, India

Lead Physician:
Dr. Shatrughan Rai

Contact Information:
Ayush Kumar