Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

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 three 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.

Dr. Ash looks forward to championing the first Walk with a Doc program in Central Illinois!

City and State:
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

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Upcoming Walks:

Walking on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM
Location: Meadowbrook Park 2808 S Race St Urbana IL 61802 (Meet by the Meadowbrook Park sign in front of the McCullough Farmhouse)

In case of inclement weather, we’ll walk at 1:00 PM at the Lincoln Square Mall Р201 Lincoln Square Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Meet at the entrance to the East Wing)

Lead Physician:
Jennifer Ash, MD, General & Vascular Surgery

Contact Information:
(401) 217-9111