Salinas, California

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.

2018 Walk Schedule:

March 10th, 2018
Fort Ord National Monument Badger Hills Trailhead
Dr. Jaspreet Dhillon
Benefits of Yoga

April 14th, 2018
Fort Ord National Monument Badger Hills Trailhead
Dr. Rachel Beck
Bone Health & Osteoporosis Prevention

May 2nd, 2018
Fort Ord National Monument Badger Hills Trailhead
Dr. Aimee Paik
Skin Cancer Prevention

City and State:
Salinas, California

Powered By:
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Upcoming Walks:
See full schedule to the left!

Toro Regional Park
501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68
Salinas, CA 93908

Lead Physician:
Dr. James Gilbert, OBGYN

Contact information:
To register for the walk, call the Health Promotion Department at 831-759-1890