The UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine is teaming up with the Southgate Recreation & Park District to bring you a fun, family-friendly walking event twice a month!
Walk with a Doc is a community walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. 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. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
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?