Welcome to the Bel Air chapter of Walk with a Doc!
Join us on the first Sunday and second Saturday of every month at 10 am!
Schucks Regional Park, 301 Schucks Rd, Bel Air MD 21015
Our docs will give you tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and you can also ask them health-related questions while you walk.
Walking is one the most important things we can do for our health. It's good for the heart, brain, bones, lungs, muscles, and even helps prevent many diseases.
Research suggests that connectedness with others can improve your quality of life, boost your mood, and decrease depression.
Spending time outdoors can be very beneficial for both your physical and mental health.
Walk with a Doc is an international nonprofit organization started by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus Ohio. In 2005, Dr. Sabgir invited 100 patients and community members to go for a walk with him in a local park. Since that successful day, the movement has spread around the globe and now hundreds of communities are enjoying the countless benefits of walking with their healthcare providers on an ongoing basis.
What Happens During a Walk?
People of all ages, fitness levels, and backgrounds are welcome to these free, ongoing events. After a brief health discussion from a healthcare provider, participants will spend the rest of the time enjoying a healthy walk at their own pace. They are encouraged to ask health questions and socialize with others in a fun, relaxed setting.
Walking is one of the single most important things we can do for our health - it’s good for your heart, brain, bones, lungs, muscles, joints, and even helps prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. See 100 reasons to walk at walkwithadoc.org/why-walk.
The mission of Walk with a Doc Bel Air is to get people in HarCo and surrounding communities outside and moving! Our events are free and open to all ages and abilities. Walking is one of the most important things we can do for our health, so come join us!
Dr. Marie Kanagie-McAleese, chapter lead
Have questions or want more info? Contact us, and be sure to like and follow us on FB for walk updates!