Pledge Your Support for Walking, Wheelchair Rolling, and Physical Activity Overall
Take 30 Seconds to Pledge Your Support for Walking, Wheelchair Rolling, and Physical Activity Overall
Excerpt from the Sports Medicine Bulletin- A Weekly News and Information Source from the American College of Sports Medicine.
As part of the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative, ACSM is taking a lead role in mobilizing Americans to pledge their support for Step It Up! The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. Will you take just a few seconds to complete this pledge and join this growing movement?
Many of you are on the front lines of promoting health and wellness, equipping your members or patients with information and resources. We are confident that, together, we can have a dramatic impact on the overall health of those we serve and advance physical activity—specifically walking—in the health care setting.
We recognize that many of you already are conducting activities in support of physical activity and walking and may have successful initiatives already in place. We are not asking for you to add anything else to your plate or add another program. Instead, we’re seeking a simple individual commitment of support that will contribute to a larger, growing movement. A large number of organizations like ACSM, which has been a large-scale catalyst for the Call to Action, have already signed the pledge, and your support — not only as an individual but getting your organization committed as well — is deeply appreciated and absolutely vital for improving the health of our country.
Click here to pledge your support of Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.
Additional resources, including free Walking Rx pads, are available here.