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I Chose to Walk Again

In October of 2012, after a decade of dealing with an medical issue that had gone undiagnosed and untreated, I lost the ability to use my legs for walking or standing. I would also spend then next year imprisoned in my second story apartment, never o...Continue reading

Levi M.

Mount Hope, WV

Walking to Work

Walking at work is a great starter to get moving, I have incorporated walking to work. The basic thing is I get up about 15 minutes early. I take the bus part way to work. When I get off the bus I walk 1/2 mile to work one day and 1 mile the next. I ...Continue reading

Mike P.

Harrisburg, PA

Walk in the Park with the Long Island Health Collaborative

On April 6, 2016, members of the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC) joined Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, the Nassau and Suffolk County Health Commissioners, Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein and Dr. James Tomarken, Janine Logan, Senior Director, Na...Continue reading

Kimberly W.

East Meadow, NY

El Dorado County Public Health Maps Our March!

Walking is very popular among El Dorado County Public Health employees. We thought it would be fun to see how many times we could “loop” Lake Tahoe during the month of March as we tracked the distance each of us covered on our daily walks. We pro...Continue reading

Susan .

Placerville, CA

Walking Wednesdays

To lead a healthier and more active workday, the Fresno County Department of Public Health employees participate in Walking Wednesdays! Check us out celebrating National Walking Day 2016!...Continue reading

Ana C.

Fresno, CA

Walk Live Walk Party in celebration of National Walk Day

The energy was off the charts this morning at the Walk Live Party in celebration of National Walk Day. Over 25 beautiful walkers got their walk on during an action filled 2 mile/ 36 minute walk! You ladies rock! Thank you so much for being a part of ...Continue reading

Laura S.

Newburgh, NY

Walking WORKS!

I've had a "start excitedly and abruptly stop 2 months later" relationship with fitness for years. I'm 33 years old and have two young children. I decided this past January that enough was ENOUGH (for real this time). I dusted off my Fitbit and aimed...Continue reading

Elisabeth M.

Stroudsburg, PA

Walking Every Street in Madison, WI

On Jan 1 I started toward a goal: to walk every street and path of the city of Madison, WI (and probably a few of the adjacent tiny communities attached). I'm finding it a fantastic way to get a sense of the town, and discover various nooks and crann...Continue reading

Peter G.

Madison, WI

Walking Programs in Solano County California

Hannigan walks on the mild side CHRIS RILEY — TIMES-HERALD County Supervisor Erin Hannigan walks with a group along the waterfront in Vallejo during her first “Walk with Hannigan” event on Friday. By Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald Go...Continue reading

Gordon K.

Vallejo, CA

Walk with a Doc Kansas

Since September of 2013, several dedicated Blue Valley Recreation staff have led Saturday morning walks twice a month. Participating in the nation-wide Walk With a Doc program has provided many of our older community members a chance to walk and talk...Continue reading

Catherine A.

Overland Park, KS