Only about 1 in 5 adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health.
Get at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week to reap the benefits.

walk with a doc

To spark physical movement, BWC began Walk with a Doc in 2018. Over time, walking has significantly increased across Brunswick County with communities being introduced to walking trails and parks as places for all abilities to gather and get moving. The BWC Walk with a Doc program led to the formation and sustainment of many walking groups. With the countywide availability of walking options, the Walk with a Doc Brunswick chapter dissolved in December 2022.


Walking Groups around Brunswick County


Leland Ladies Walking Group

Oak Island

Woman Walking Group


First Strides of Brunswick County

Ladies in Transformation


Walking and Social Club


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Published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, click here to learn more how much physical activity we need to be healthy. The guidelines are based on current scientific evidence supporting the connections between physical activity, overall health and well-being, disease prevention and quality of life. There are separate guidelines for children, adults and older adults.