Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Every Body Walk! Promotes the Benefits of Walking

Kaiser Permanente announced today that they are leading a new campaign to inform Americans about the health benefits of walking. Every Body Walk! is an online educational campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving.

Because walking has many benefits for all of us, this campaign is a great way to find information and motivation for walking your way to a better life.

"The aim of the Every Body Walk! campaign is to inform Americans about the tremendous health benefits of walking," said Bob Sallis, MD, family physician at Kaiser Permanente's, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. "Walking is an excellent form of exercise for everyone and for those with conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart disease and depression, a regular walking regimen has the added benefit of helping to manage these diseases. I'm a strong believer in the power of walking and that's why I literally prescribe it to my patients as front line medicine -- often in place of medications."

Go to to find news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, instructions on how to find walking groups, a personal pledge form to start walking, as well as a place to share and read stories about individual experiences with walking.

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