To create a healthier nation, we must promote the health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities. Active living can help set people on the right course; regular physical activity helps people of all ages protect and improve their health. Walking is currently the most commonly reported form of physical activity among U.S. adults. Walking is a simple form of physical activity that can be done almost anywhere. Encouraging Americans to add walking to their daily routine has enormous long term health benefits and can help reach the physical activity goals outlined in the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines.
Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities calls on us to increase walking by working together to increase access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll, and create a culture that supports walking for Americans of all ages and abilities.We all have a role to play in making walking easier. Read the Call to Action and find out how everyone can help make our communities more walkable >>