• Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb

    Elevators are for wimps! Just ask the thousands of downtown LA office workers who climb the stairs every year in a race 75 stories to the top of the US...
  • The Highline: Space Repurposed

    The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built on a section of an old freight rail line. It is located on Manhattan’s West Side and runs...
  • Walks of Life: ArtNight Pasadena

    Every year, in the spring and the fall, Pasadena, California – home of the world famous Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl games opens the doors to its museums, galleries...
  • The New Times Square: A Walk to Remember

    New York City’s Times Square is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district and one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October...
  • Did You Know? Walking Keeps You Young

    As you age, you lose muscle tone. One of the easiest ways to help you keep extra weight off and to stimulate an energetic youthful appearance is walking. Research shows...
  • Walk in the Park: Jane Jacobs

    Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with...
  • Rewarding Pedestrians: Creating a Good Walking Environment

    Walkability has many health, environmental and economic benefits, but what exactly makes a city pedestrian friendly? There are several ways to make a community more walkable. Cities can improve the...
  • Walk for Health: The Best Medicine

    Most doctors agree, walking for health is the right thing to do. Listen in as these physicians explain the benefits of walking: how it can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure,...
  • Walks Of Life : The Great Saunter

    The Great Saunter is an annual 32-mile walk, completed in one day, which circumnavigates the Manhattan shoreline. For over 28 years, locals and visitors alike have gathered to complete this...
  • Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s Wiggle Waggle Walk

    There is no doubt that walking your dog unleashes better health as dog owners are more likely to meet their recommended levels of exercise thanks to their furry friends. Join...

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Documentary

Watch the Walking Revolution documentary

A 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your life and your community.

Experts

Meet Bob Sallis, MD, family physician and sports medicine expert, who encourages his patients to take charge of their health by exercising. Follow Dr. Sallis as he walks all over the world!

Latest Headlines

Community Guide Task Force Recommends Built Environment Interventions to Increase Physical Activity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g., pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g., proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents. The Task Force finding…

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center: What Are Walking Audits?

An audit is an unbiased examination/evaluation of the walking and biking environment. The general purpose of an audit is to identify concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists related to the safety, access, comfort, and convenience of the environment. In addition to identifying problem areas, an audit can be used to identify potential alternatives or solutions (such…

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A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of age-related memory loss that otherwise has…

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