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; 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 percent 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. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
The two-mile walking route will begin at the Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates building near Bicentennial Park in Fort Atkinson, located at 212 Milwaukee Avenue West. Please dress for the weather and bring your phone, as you are encouraged to post to social media about your experience. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @fhc_forhealth.
Mark your calendar and join us again every 2nd Saturday of the month – same time, same place, but sometimes a different provider.
Previous walks have been hosted by Dr. Bret Hunt, Dr. James Martin, Dr. Aaron Beck, Dr. Marc Erickson, Dr. Stephanie Nottestad, Dr. Jennifer Winter, and Dr. Julia Dewey.
Walk With a Doc is just one way that we’re working to fulfill our Mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities with a Vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. We hope you will join us!
Read more about the benefits of walking in this Blog Post by Bret Hunt, MD, who led us on our first walk in June!
This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. For more information, visit WalkWithADoc.org.