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Jackson Hospital Launches Walk with a Doc Program

Hospital news | Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Contact: Jessica Barefoot

Jackson Hospital is encouraging Montgomery residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk every 2 weeks at Blount Cultural Park. The first walk will be held on Friday, March 31 at 2:00pm!

Walk with a Doc is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire communities through movement and conversation. The walk is free and open to the community. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with a Jackson Hospital and Clinic provider, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the Walk.

“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Jackson Hospital. By incorporating this program into the practice, Jackson Hospital is demonstrating an exceptional level of care and commitment to their community,” said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.

According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide the following benefits:

  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

Montgomery joins a growing list of communities worldwide that have started local Walk with a Doc (WWAD) programs. WWAD was started by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, OH. He has walked with patients and community members nearly every weekend since 2005.

Learn more about Walk with a Doc at www.jacksonwellnessmgm.com/walkwithadoc.