Worthington, Ohio

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 and 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?

Difficulty walking?  Then Roll with us! Wheelchairs, strollers, whatever helps you join us!  Science shows that spending time in community and in nature is beneficial to our health.  So come spend time with our community of walkers and rollers, enjoying the beauty of central Ohio’s Olentangy Trail!

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

City and State:
Worthington, Ohio

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:30 AM beginning October 5, 2019!

Walk Location:
Olentangy River Parklands – 500 W Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington OH 43085 (Parking lot is at the bottom of the hill. We’ll meet at the shelter near the tennis courts)

Lead Physician:
Jennifer Hetrick, MD, Family and Lifestyle Medicine

Contact Information:
hetrickje@gmail.com