Physical activity has many benefits, including reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and supporting healthy aging. Walking is the most common form of physical activity across the country and an excellent way to help people become more active. In September 2015, the Office of the Surgeon \r<br />General of the US Department of Health and Human Services released "Step It Up! The \r<br />Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities" to increase walking among people across the \r<br />United States.
Brown, D. R., Carlson, S. A., Kumar, G. S., & Fulton, J. E. (2018). Research highlights from the Status report for step it up! The surgeon general’s call to action to promote walking and walkable communities. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 7(1), 5–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2017.10.003