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:
"I wanted to thank you for the WalkWorks program! When the program started, I was at my heaviest weight and had recently been given the diagnosis of pre-diabetes. My A1C was 5.7. I have enjoyed the fellowship and networking with my Monday evening walking group. After a summer of walking, I lost a total of 40 lbs. and my A1C is down to 5.2, back in the normal range. Thanks for helping me to kick-start a healthy lifestyle. I am so happy about my results and plan to continue living this way.”
—TaWanda Stallworth, Lancaster-South Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster
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.