Brighton, Colorado

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?

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:
Brighton, Colorado

Powered By:
Platte Valley Medical Center

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Walk Location:
Brighton Recreation Center – Meet in the classroom just next to the lobby, and will walk on the indoor track.

Lead Physician:
Christopher Cannon, MD, Cardiology

Contact Information:
Amy.Meyers@imail.org

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Previous Walks:
9/20/22 – Dr. Cannon spoke about both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.  We all have non-modifiable risk factors like age, family history, and gender (with males being higher risk).  We should all work to manage our modifiable risk factors, such as quitting smoking, making exercise a priority, and managing our stress.

8/17/22 – Dr. Sharma spoke about the percentages of patients that survive outside of the hospital cardiac arrest (it is only 10%!), and encouraged walkers to learn hands only CPR to help increase the chances of survival in the community.

4/19/22 with Dr. Cannon – click here for takeaways on walking/exercise

9/28/21 with Dr. Hesterberg – click here for takeaways on sodium