Co-Branding Sponsor: UC Davis Health

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.

Walk Locations:

Sacramento, CA:

McKinley Park: 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
Meet at the McKinley Library
Inclement Weather (Rain or over 90 degrees):
Walk will be canceled

Roseville, CA:

Maidu Regional Park,
1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville, CA 95661
Meet at the bathroom/snack building with the blue roof in the middle of the baseball fields
Inclement Weather (Rain or over 90 degrees):
Roseville Galleria Mall
1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
Meet at the Starbucks by Macys on the first floor


City and State:
Sacramento and Roseville, California

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Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 9:00 AM (check-in @ 8:45) at McKinley Park.

Walking the 4th Saturday of every month @ 9:00 AM (check-in @ 8:45) at Maidu Regional Park.

Lead Physicians:
Sacramento: Dr. Denyse Nishio
Roseville: Dr. Afshine Ghaemi

Contact Information:
Available M-F 8:00-5:00 PM