If you have been looking for an easy, fun, and free way to increase your physical activity, seize the opportunity! Walking is a great way to improve your health and have fun with your family and friends of all ages.
What is WalkWorks?
To increase opportunities for physical activity, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice to create a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. WalkWorks:
- Identifies and promotes safe walking routes;
- Offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups;
- Helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and
- Addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes.
So, start walking today! Find a local walking route and walking group near you in one of the following areas:
Walk and Roll in Indiana County!
Listen to Barb Hauge talk about the Rock Walk on the WalkWorks route, Adult Salamander Walk, Underground Railroad Walk and many more – all part of the Decathlon taking place in Indiana County through May 31. You can hear Barb’s interview from March 16 on Indiana County in the Morning; scroll down until you see Barb’s name. Thanks to our WalkWorks partner, the Indiana County Office of Planning & Development (ICOPD). The lineup of walks are fabulous!
If you are in, near or not too far from Indiana County, check out ICOPD’s Facebook page to see when events are scheduled and how to join in on the fun. Even if you are not going to be anywhere near Indiana County, you will want to hear Barb’s enthusiasm and support for walking! On top of that, you might want to borrow some ideas!
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Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania
Department of Health through the Preventive Health and Health Services
Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.