- 4th Saturday of each month
- 9-10 a.m.
- Hohlt Park, located on 2425 N. Park Street- meet at the Amphitheatre
- Sponsored by the Brenham Clinic
Put on your walking shoes and take a big step toward better health. The Brenham Clinic is proud to offer the Walk with a Doc program. Join us at Hohlt Park to meet with physicians for an open discussion about health matters, followed by a one- or two-mile walk. There's nothing else like it!
About the program
Eric Alford, M.D., a family medicine physician, and Jennifer Jones, M.D., a pediatrician, are the leaders of Brenham Clinic’s Walk with a Doc initiative, held once a month on the fourth Saturday. Walk with a Doc begins at the Amphitheatre at Hohlt Park at 9 a.m. with a five minute information brief on a health topic, followed by a walk for 30-45 minutes, giving you a chance to ask questions and make new friends.
A physician leads each session as well as other healthcare professionals, and new topics are covered at each meeting. Walk with a Doc is free and doesn’t require registration.
You can set your own pace and your own distance. This isn’t a race, but an opportunity to get outside and get going with a group of like-minded people who are interested in increasing their activity and improving their health.
Research has shown that participating in moderate exercise, like brisk walking, on regular basis delivers health benefits ranging from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and increasing circulation to helping with weight control and reducing the risk of diabetes.
Walk with a Doc is a national program, started by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, that encourages patients to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle. There are more than 100 programs around the world, including the Cleveland Clinic, which has been ranked as the #1 cardiac hospital in the U.S. for the past 20 years, hosting 11 Walk with a Doc events each week.
For more information about the Walk with a Doc program, visit the website www.walkwithadoc.org.
The Benefits of Walking
Source: American Heart Association
Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can have the following health benefits:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well-being
- Improve blood lipid profile
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
- Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes