• Learn Something New with the Walking Classroom

    The Walking Classroom is a teacher-initiated, in-school fitness and obesity intervention that improves health literacy and builds core content knowledge while addressing different learning styles. Join us as we walk...
  • 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...

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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!

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Parks: Harnessing the Power of Health, Community and Nature

By Rachel Banner and Karen Soohoo, NRPA “In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, the parks remain places of visceral beauty. Places where we can remember that we are but a small part of the life on this planet, and that is a truly wonderful planet and the only one we’ve got.” — mystery author…

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Join Us in St. Paul for the 2017 National Walking Summit!

2017 Program & Agenda Click Here to Register for the 2017 National Walking Summit America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the 2017 National Walking Summit, “Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability.” The National Walking Summit has always explored the co-benefits walking and walkability can provide to an…

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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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People all across the country are jumping on board. So take the Pledge and make walking a priority. Get on the path to good health today!
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