We can all “Step It Up” by taking a walk

Step it Up Ky LogoTaking a walk may be the easiest way to get some exercise and stay healthy. It requires no special equipment, and can be accomplished almost anywhere.

And officials from the Kentucky Department of Health believe making our communities more walkable will translate into making our citizens more healthy. There is plenty of evidence that simply taking a daily walk can help reduce the impact of chronic diseases that afflict so many Kentuckians.

“Getting people to move more starts with improving the places we live, learn, work and play,” said Elaine Russell, coordinator for Kentucky’s Obesity Prevention Program, in this week’s Passport-sponsored article in Insider Louisville. “Communities can be built for people to be active in their everyday life. By providing safe, attractive and convenient places to walk, anybody can incorporate exercise into their daily routine.”

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