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Promote Walking

Why Walking?
Walking

  • It’s a widely accepted activity
  • It can be done in a variety of settings
  • It promotes other beneficial outcomes (e.g., environment, transportation)
  • It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other physical activities

10 Good Health Reasons to Walk:

  • Gives you ENERGY
  • Increases your METABOLISM
  • Can change your MOOD

Built Environment Determinants of Physical Activity


People are more likely to walk if:

  • Walking trails, parks and gyms are accessible
  • Sidewalks present and scenery are enjoyable
  • Many people are out walking or exercising
  • Friend(s) are available with whom to walk

People are less likely to exercise if:

  • Too little time
  • Too tired
  • Unmotivated
  • Perceived traffic, crime or other danger
  • Long distance to exercise location