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‘Walk with a Doc’ celebrates 1 year in Colorado Springs

Posted: 10:25 AM, Apr 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-29 12:25:31-04

One year ago, emergency physician Dr. Larry Cohen began the first-ever Colorado Springs chapter of ‘Walk with a Doc’.

It’s a national program originally started by a cardiologist in Ohio. 

Cohen says the inspiration came from his own health battles, and as a physician he wanted to give back to the community by encouraging people to get out and walk and answer any health questions they might have. 

A few dozen people join Dr. Cohen every Sunday to go on a walk and get some health advice. 

‘It is, it’s very relaxing its fun I mean the first time we did it, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go and when I talk to the people with walk with a doc I said it was more fun than I could’ve imagined,’ said Dr. Cohen.

There are other ‘Walk with a Doc’ groups in Colorado Springs that started up after Cohen’s initial group- including one through Centura Health. 

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