EXERCISE IS MEDICINE. Whether you have a chronic medical problem or just want to live the longest, happiest, and healthiest life possible, walking is the “treatment” for you and Dr. Simin Lee, a cardiologist with expertise in the science of healthy behavior, can help you unlock medical benefits of walking – together.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WALKING?
• It is powerful. Research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise!
• It is doable. It 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.
WHAT IS WALK WITH A DOC?
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 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.
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.