Tucson-Pima County

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.

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Upcoming Walks:

Summer Walk With A Doc Events Start May 26 at Park Place Mall

The Pima County Medical Society is hosting indoor summer Walk With A Doc events at Park Place Mall starting Saturday, May 26. Dr. Laurie Dodd will be leading these events and discussing various Lifestyle Medicine topics.  All walks will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Sears Court at the northeast entrance of the mall shared by Sears and Total Wine. The walk will make three trips around the mall and should conclude by 9:00 a.m. The summer schedule is as follows:

May 26 – “Telling vs. Coaching: What works best in making lifestyle changes and why”

June  23 –”Have New Year’s resolutions worked for you? Techniques for successful self-coaching.”

July 14 – To Be Determined

August 11 – To Be Determined

August 25 – To Be Determined

Please contact Dennis Carey at 795-7985 or dcarey5199@gmail.com with questions.

Outdoor Walk with a Doc events are on pause for summer. Walks are scheduled to resume on September 8, 2018.

Walk Information:
Pima County Medical Society is teaming with the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP)

Upcoming Walks:
See full schedule and details to the left.

Location:
Rillito River Park at Swan Bridge parking lot, south bank. Walk covers a one or two mile course on level ground. Sign-In at the Ramada, east of Swan Bridge on the south bank.

More Information:
Contact Dennis Carey
520-795-7985
dcarey5199@gmail.com