This week Dr. Vivek Murthy released the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. Only half of American adults get enough physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. The Surgeon General aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.
The launch of this important campaign offers strategies for increasing walking and walkable communities for people of all ages and abilities. For more information please visit the Office of the Surgeon General’s website at www.surgeongeneral.gov.