• Tijuana Estuary – Walking in Nature

    Visit the Tijuana Estuary and, whether you know it or not, you’re experiencing what it may have been like to stand on the beach in Southern California hundreds of years...
  • New York City Parks

    Urban Parks are increasingly playing a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents.
  • Finding Green Space: New York City Parks

    Urban Parks are increasingly playing a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents. Get a look inside NYC’s premier open spaces by...
  • 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...
  • Walk to School – The Walking Schoolbus

    A Walking School Bus (WSB) is fueled by human energy and consists of a group of five to 10 children walking to school under adult supervision. The WSB concept was...
  • Paws and Effect: The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

    Dog walking is a free and enjoyable way of ensuring your own fitness as well as that of your four-legged friend. It improves cardiovascular development, strengthens muscles and bones and...
  • Depression: A Walking Prescription

    Walking is the cheapest and easiest way to get relief from depression. John Arden, Director of Training for Mental Health at Kaiser Permanente, explains how walking can be an immediate...
  • Workplace Walking — Case Study: Kaiser Permanente

    Exercising while on the job may seem impossible, but there are many ways to incorporate physical activity into your workplace. All it takes is a little planning and creativity to...
  • Walk The Talk: Therapy in Motion

    Meet Clay Cockrell, a New York social worker and founder of Walk & Talk Therapy, who calls Central Park his main office. He is part of a group of mental...
  • City Planning: The Economics of Walkability

    Developers, businesses and citizens are doing the math on the economics of walkability. People are moving away from the suburbs and back to city centers that are conducive to walking,...

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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 Are the Best Medicine

In 1879, a physician in Elmira, New York, had a dream. He wanted to build a place where his patients could exercise. So, Dr. Edwin Eldridge purchased a tract of undeveloped wilderness land and turned it into a garden of great beauty — a world-class, Victorian-style park named Eldridge Park. He believed this park could…

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Join us in 2017 in St. Paul, MN

The 2017 National Walking Summit is the premier event for professionals, advocates and organizers from the transit, health, and planning professions to come together to share best practices, discover innovations and form new partnerships. We are excited to move the 2017 Summit to a city that is embracing livability to give participants an opportunity to…

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Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial with 5 New Books

Happy birthday, National Park Service! Help celebrate the centennial with these stunning books, ranging from detailed travel guides to moving memoirs. National Parks of America by Lonely Planet This comprehensive guide to all 59 of America’s national parks features gorgeous photographs and detailed suggestions about where to stay, what to do, and what flora and fauna…

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Take the Pledge!

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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