Encourage walking in your community by getting the word out! Many civic, social and faith-based organizations are looking for people to make presentations at group meetings. Use the resources here to educate yourself and prepare a talk about the benefits of walking.
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Find an inspirational video
Every Body Walk! has produced a vast array of videos about walking and one of them is sure to fit your presentation needs. Whether you’re talking to seniors, giving a work-based brown bag lunch seminar, or discussing disease prevention, one of these videos will give you a great introduction to your topic.
Show some data
Community Commons maps and data resources allow you to visually demonstrate health issues where you live. When you click on the map below, you can enter your state, county, city or zip code in the upper right corner and see the percent of population in your community that performs no physical activity. Compare that with data showing the number of adults with poor or fair health to show correlation and encourage action.
Share your community’s Walk Score
A great way to encourage walking is to highlight areas in your community that are good locations to walk. Walk Scores are available for most areas of the country and can also be used as an incentive for a city to increase its score by improving walkability.
Offer a pledge
Encourage others to take the Every Body Walk! PLEDGE to walk for your health or offer your own 30-day challenge. You can also help others set a long term goal or offer incentives as a motivator.
You can make a difference!
When you help spread the message that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week improves health and prevents disease, you are making a real difference in your community. So put on your walking shoes and hit the streets to get the word out on walking!