Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
Status Report for Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities [PDF-1.24MB]
The Status Report summarizes the state of walking and walkability when the Call to Action was released, as well as selected activities done since the release to sustain the messages and promote the goals established by the U.S. Surgeon General.
Physical Activity Builds a Healthy and Strong America [PDF-1.06MB]
This infographic outlines the effects inadequate physical activity has on our nation’s health, economy and military readiness. It also emphasizes the many health, safety, and community benefits increased physical activity can offer.
Promoting Airport Walking: A Guide [PDF-2.35MB]
The Airport Walking Guide was developed as part of CDC’s Walk to Fly project to encourage airport travelers (through point of decision signage) to make active choices.
Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide [PDF-5.2MB]
The Mall Walking Guide provides information about the health benefits of walking, explains why mall walking programs can help people walk more, and provides practical strategies for starting and maintaining walking programs.
In The Spotlight
- Walking for Transportation or Leisure Among U.S. Women and Men
National Health Interview Survey, 2005–2015 [PDF-297KB]
- Adults Eligible for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Counseling and Participation in Aerobic Physical Activity — United States, 2013
- Steps to Wellness [PDF-2.73MB]
- Data, Trends and Maps Database
- Media Tools
State and Local Programs
Check out the latest state initiatives and news related to nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity
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- Page last updated: June 29, 2017
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