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.…

Written on behalf of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ (NIDDK) Weight-control Information Network (WIN)

Walk into Health, One Step at a Time – WIN Offers Healthy Lifestyle Resources in Spanish

Obesity has become a widespread health problem in the United States that carries with it serious health consequences.…

Written by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up and get moving on National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6th, to kick off a month-long focus on physical activity and a more active lifestyle.

These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before.…

Written by ODPHP

With 2015 drawing to a close, we look toward 2016 and all we can do to support physical activity. America Walks, host of the Walking Summit, announced an extensive schedule of webinars for the New Year. See below for the many opportunities you have to learn more and get engaged in the walking movement.  …

Written by Margaux Mennesson, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Thousands of kids, families and school staff are getting out of their cars and walking to school on October 7, 2015 to celebrate International Walk to School Day, a worldwide event that takes place on the first Wednesday of October each year.…

The US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the National Walking Summit on October 29. Dr. Murthy’s commitment and leadership to getting Americans physically active and healthy is a cornerstone of his tenure. With the upcoming release of his Call to Action on Walking & Walkability, the speech is sure to be one not to miss! …

Webcast: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkability

If you missed the launch of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action, you can now view the webcast! Join the national conversation by sharing this video with others! …

Written by NCHPAD

On September 9th, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a much anticipated Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  This call recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities while calling on Americans to use walking as a way to be more active.  …

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative is seeking video submissions from individuals and organizations about what walking means to them. 

 The videos should be short (between 30 seconds and a minute), and can focus on a variety of topics, including why walking is fun, walking with friends/family, favorite walking routes, and why America is a great place to walk (for the complete list, visit the competition website). …

Written by NCHPAD

We envision a future of community health inclusion, one in which health promotion activities are accessible to all.

A truly facilitating community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disability as they are to people without disability. All individuals have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health.…