Walking for better Health and Wellness!

The health and wellness journey can start with a single step (from a walk). Walking is one of the BEST things you can do for your overall health. It’s low impact, safe (with a doctor’s okay), and free! Many diseases, conditions, and ailments can be prevented or healed by regular physical activity.  There are immediate and long-term health benefits of physical activity for adults. Fortunately, even moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as walking can provide these incredible health benefits.  Click here for 100 Reasons to Walk.

If you are just getting started walking or want to ensure you have a successful walk every time, follow these tips for a winning walk every time.  You can walk around your neighborhood or local park or join an organized walk like Walk with a Doc.

Join us for FREE doctor-led walks near you on the Atlanta BeltLine!

  1. Cook Park in Historic Vine City in partnership with the Alliance for the Activation of Cook Park at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month
  2. Lee + White (meet at picnic area behind West End Brewery) hosted by Morehouse School of Medicine at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month
  3. Adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine Marketplace under the John Lewis Bridge hosted by Piedmont Healthcare at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month

Fitness Calendar

A Guided, Mindful BeltLine Walk 

While you listen to the guided ten-minute meditation recording, focus your breath, and enjoy a mindful walk while your senses perceive and experience the Atlanta BeltLine.  The guided meditation audio is produced by Dr. Makeba Morgan Hill (drmakeba4love@gmail.com).

Click to Listen: Beltline Guided Meditation – 10 minutes

A Virtual Walk

You can take a fun walking workout from the convenience and comfort of your own living room.  Join Dr. David Sabgir (founder of Walk with a Doc) and Dr. Natalie Gentile (Walk Leader in Pittsburgh) for a 2 Mile Walking with a Doc video.