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.
At each walk you’ll receive FREE heart-healthy snack, wonderful conversations and walking (with a Doc)! And new participants will receive a free t-shirt!
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.
Join your physicians and other people looking to improve their health at our monthly Walk With A Doc in Tucson.
Emergency Specialist Dr. Ron Widman will lead December 8 Walk @ 8:00 AM
Dr. Ron Widman, emergency medicine specialist at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Hospital, will lead the Walk With A Doc event on Saturday, December 8, at Rillito River Park starting at 8:00 a.m. This will be the only event in December sponsored by the Pima County Medical Society.
Walks will resume on January 12, 2019.
Walkers sign in at the ramada east of Swan Bridge on the south bank. Physicians are encouraged to urge patients to participate in the program. The walk covers a one- or two-mile course on level ground. Please contact Dennis Carey at 795-7985 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Upcoming events are also scheduled for January 12, February 9, March 9 and April 13.