Walk With A Doc moves to Suggett Park for the summer

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Carving out time to get fit can seem like an uphill battle these days. Stressful work lives, over-committed personal schedules, and a quick meal on the go often win out over taking a walk at lunch or hitting the gym before or after work.

First launched in 2005, the Walk With A Doc™ program was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to effect positive behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. Since that first event, Walk With A Doc™ has grown as a grassroots effort and now extends from California to New York with over 277 chapters in between.

Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health.

The purpose of the Walk With A Doc™ program is to continue the healthcare conversation while promoting fitness in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. The program is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Each walk will begin with a brief Q&A, and then walkers will be encouraged to choose their own pace.

After a long, hard winter, we’re ready to enjoy the sunshine. Bring your health-related questions and come join us for a lunchtime walk.

Upcoming Summer Walk With a Doc Sessions

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Suggett Park, Cortland

June 12 - Ophthalmology
July 10 - Family Medicine
August 14 - Pulmonology
September 11 - Women's Health

For more information please contact Carrie Sabin at (607) 428-5512. For more information about the national Walk With A Doc™ program visit www.walkwithadoc.org.