How can I encourage others to walk for health reasons?

Walking is one of the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective forms of exercise. However, some people are reluctant to walk, despite the many health benefits. Read our section on Overcoming Common Perceptions and Barriers to Walking to understand some of these reasons, and read our Strategies to Promote Walking for useful ideas and examples of ways to encourage others to walk more.

The article "Why should I exercise?" in the American Medical Association's "Fitness Basics" publication also provides a list of health reasons you can use to encourage others to walk.