Walking was recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all? Learn about important health topics, then walk and get fit, side-by-side with doctors, nurses, and your friends.
Simple walking improves your health. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can reduce your risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar, elevate mood, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. Join your doctors on a monthly walk to improve your health, learn about important health topics, and meet new friends interested in improving their health with you. You’ll get to spend time with your physicians, get to know them, and ask medical questions in an informal, relaxed, and fun way!
Join us in Park Hill this Saturday at Hiawatha – Davis Rec Center 8:00 am Saturday, November 13, 2021
- Topic: Medical Benefits of Exercise Hosted by Dr. Grace Alfonsi, Family Medicine Physician
- Tai Chi warm-up before the walk
3334 Holly St – Google Maps See directions in link Meet at the corner of 33rd and Holly – Plenty of free parking
Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.
For more information, visit denver.walkwithadoc.org
Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee, and blood pressure checks are an optional part of a Walk with a Doc event. The Walk added an Executive Director in 2009 and focused on building a program that could easily be implemented by interested doctors in other cities around the country. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends all around the globe with over 500 chapters worldwide, including Walk with a Future Doc chapters led by medical students!