Burlington, Ontario

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?

Just Walk! 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 professional, 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.

The Walk with a Doc 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:
Burlington, Ontario

Powered By:
Burlington Family Health Team

Upcoming Walks:

1st Wednesday of every month 10 – 11 am

3rd Monday of the every month 10 – 11 am

Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2024
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Guest Speaker: Amanda Baxter
Walk Location: A stroll through Burlington’s Palmer neighbourhood – Tansley Woods Branch, Burlington Public Library – 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington, ON, L7M 4J8 – Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk. Meet us near the Fireplace area at the Tansley Woods Branch. We will then move to the outdoor space at Tansley Woods, facing the grassy field just in front of the library parking lot (just south of Upper Middle).
Topic: Debunking posture myths! 
Get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking! This Just Walk session is led by Amanda Baxter from Burlington Family Health Team Physiotherapy. Learn strategies to optimize your posture and 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.

Sign-Up:
Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 15600

Walk Leader:
Anne Svetik-Jones, Physiotherapist

Contact Information:
asvetik-jones@burlingtonfht.com

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