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Registration for Walk with your Doc 2020 is now open!

 

WALKS ACROSS BC


Why Walk?

Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best prescription for health they can give you.

Did you know that walking can have the same health benefits of running? It’s true! Walking is a simple and fun way for people of all ages and abilities to feel good and be fit. By adding just 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could:

  • Lose weight. A 30 minute brisk walk can burn about 150 extra calories a day. The more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you’ll burn.
  • Boost your immune system. Walking has the power to lower your risk of getting high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. 
  • Look and feel younger. Yes, by walking every day your quality of sleep will improve. You will feel more energized and feel less stress. 
  • Become smarter. Our brains naturally shrink as we get older but some studies show that walking can halt that trend. Regular exercise preserves the memory and learning part of your brain by increasing blood flow that nourishes tissue.

A regularly active adult takes around 10,000 steps from morning until night. Participating in Walk With Your Doc means an additional 2,000 – 3,000 steps. Be part of the walking movement and sign up for a Walk With Your Doc!

 


Event Organizers

Since 2010 Walk With Your Doc has helped physicians and patients build healthier relationships. By hosting or attending a Walk With Your Doc, you are “walking the talk” about the benefits of daily activity while demonstrating to your patients that you care about their wellbeing. 

Doctors and event organizers will receive support every step of the way with posters, pamphlets, balloons, pedometers, communications support and much, much more. 

Event organizers can host a walk by clicking on the HOST AN EVENT button at the top of the page and completing the form. Doctors of BC will respond within two business days. 

Support your colleagues by attending one of the many walks across BC. Doctors will receive T-shirts, along with posters and pamphlets to promote the walk for their office. Pedometers will be provided for patients at the event. 

Be part of the walking movement, and let your patients know they can walk with their doc!


Resources

Download the Walk with your Doc logo files and posters for your own marketing.

Walk with your Doc logo files

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Walk with your Doc Posters

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Partners

Physiotherapy Association of BC

The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia is once again partnering with Doctors of BC for Walk with Your Doc, a great opportunity to connect with communities across the province to walk and talk about the benefits of being physically active.  

BC physiotherapists invite all walk hosts to Ask a Physio to lead a warm up and stretch and walk side-by-side with them at any of the Walk with your Doc events province-wide. Simply indicate your interest when you sign up to host a walk and PABC will get in touch.

If you are a physiotherapist and would like to join a walk, please register with PABC here.