New CDC Resource: Promoting Airport Walking — A Guide
Check out this new resource from the CDC on how to fit some physical activity into your long travel days!
Each day, millions of Americans travel through the nation’s airports to destinations around the world. Because millions of Americans travel through the country’s airports each day, they are good places for promoting healthy habits. Encouraging walking in your airport, when it is an option, may have numerous benefits to your airport and the travelers you serve, including:
- Exposure to airport amenities or advertising
- Opportunities to promote physical activity in a large and diverse population
- Employee wellness
This guide is primarily intended to be a resource for airport managers who want their airport to encourage healthy habits and improve the customer experience. The strategies discussed here are most effective in airports with areas where travelers can choose between different transportation modes, such as taking a train or shuttle, or walking. Motivational signs placed in these areas can help encourage travelers to walk. This guide was developed as a result of the Walk to Fly Study to encourage walking, instead of riding the Plane Train in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.