With an aim to make health and happiness accessible to everyone, Walk with a Doc offers free walking groups in communities around the world. These ongoing events allow participants to safely walk, learn about current health topics, and meet new people. Take a STEP toward better health and join a walk near you, or let our team help bring the program to your community with local doctors, medical students, or health professionals. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect 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 in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. In 2009, we became an official 501(c)(3) with a focus on building a program that could easily be implemented by interested doctors in other cities. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends all around the globe with over 500 chapters worldwide, including Walk with a FUTURE Doc chapters led by medical students and "Just Walk" chapters led by other licensed healthcare providers. Walking was 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. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all? Learn more: https://walkwithadoc.org
STEP 1: Download the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine app to your device.
Available for iOS or Android. Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 6.0 and up.
STEP 2: Share your profile with attendees and exhibitors (required to play)
STEP 3: Visit participating exhibit booths in-person and/or online
STEP 4: Answer questions to earn points
STEP 5: Watch for the winner!
At the conclusion of the conference, one winner will be drawn from the group of attendees who earn the most points. Winner will be notified via email on or before Friday, November 10.