Title:

STEP IT UP! The (U.S.) Surgeon General's call to action to promote walking and walkable communities

URL: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/call-to-action-walking-and-walkable-communites.pdf
Summary:

Being physically active is one of the most important steps that Americans of all ages can take to improve their health. But only half of adults and about a quarter of high school students get the amount of physical activity recommended in national guidelines. Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities aims to get Americans walking and wheelchair rolling for the physical activity needed to help prevent and reduce their risk of chronic diseases and premature death. And it supports positive mental health and healthy aging as well.

Highlights:

Contents

  • Physical Activity: An Essential Ingredient for Health (Benefits of Physical Activity, Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Physical Activity in the United States) 
  • Why Focus on Walking as a Public Health Strategy?
  • Why Don't People Walk More? (barriers research)
  • How to Increase Walking and Improve Walkability
  • Gaps
  • Call to Action 
Topics: Environment:, Sustainable transportation, Health Promotion, Active living, Heart health, Safety, Road safety
Location: US-Wyoming
Resource Type: strategies and interventions, consumer research
Publisher: U.S. Surgeon General
Date Last Updated: 2015-09-09 17:04:05

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