Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CDC highlights walking!

8-8-12: This was in an e-mail I received from a fellow PAE, Pam Sampson, of the San Bernardino County Public Health Dept. She's a real advocate for physical activity!!! Thanks for sharing, Pam...

Six in 10 Adults Now Get Physically Active by Walking, According to a New CDC Vital Signs Report
Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“More than 145 million adults are now getting some of their physical activity by walking,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “People who are physically active live longer and are at lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers.” 

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Additional Resources
MMWR Vital Signs- Walking Among Adults — United States, 2005 and 2010            

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