• SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy Walking Soundbites



1. In America, everyone deserves a safe place to walk. But in too many of our communities, that is not the reality.** That's why I am releasing this Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. 2. We're launching a national campaign that impacts all of us. So whether you walk with your feet, a wheelchair or a cane, use this report to create more walkable spaces in your workplace, your school and your community. 3. Even a small bit of activity can make a big difference. The key is to get started. For example, I like to get out of my office and have walking meetings; and whenever possible I take the stairs instead of the elevator. (Sound bite will match walking meeting with the ASH) 4. Even a small bit of activity can make a big difference. The key is to get started. Walking is a great way to spend time with the people you love. At the end of a long day, I like to take a walk and catch up with my wife, Alice. (Sound bite will match SG and SG's wife walking in the park) 5. Its time to Step it up America! ** Make walking a part of your life and help others make it a part of theirs. 6. The science is clear: just an average of 22 minutes a day of physical activity ** which comes out to 2 ½ hours per week ** can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Walking is a fun, easy and affordable first step to building a more active and healthy lifestyle.
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