Walking Tips

Regular walking (for exercise or other purposes) carries many health benefits for people of all ages, including: reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases; lower health care costs; and improved quality of life. To get ideas for how to increase the amount of walking you do, read the Walking More section.

As you work to build more walking in your daily routine, you should also be aware of safe walking and driving practices and incorporate these, as well. Acting as an alert, cautious, and responsible pedestrian (or motorist) will create a safer and more comfortable environment for all road users and will provide a positive example for others.