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ACSM Staff Participates in National Walking Day

by Anne Bell | Apr 02, 2014

ACSM Staff Participates in National Walking Day

All Are Encouraged to Walk Every Day for Fitness and Health

The American College of Sports Medicine participated in National Walking Day today, both at the home office and on-site at the organization’s annual Health & Fitness Summit. National Walking Day is a nationwide call-to-action for Americans to become more physically active. ACSM supports walking for physical activity and health, and recognizes the many health benefits that walking can provide.

“ACSM is a proponent of walking for fitness, health, and general well-being,” said Jim Whitehead, ACSM’s CEO/executive vice president. “The evidence shows that walking has a multitude of benefits, and ACSM supports increased walking by participating in the Every Body Walk! Collaborative that advocates for increased walking in our daily routines. We are also anticipating the release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkability report, which will be released later this year. It will underscore the importance, and ease, of walking and rolling for health and other benefits.”

In Atlanta:

ACSM’s 18th Annual Health and Fitness Summit & Exposition is currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia. Staff and meeting participants enjoyed an outdoor morning power walking session to commemorate the day and to incorporate physical activity into the busy meeting schedule.

 
 In Indianapolis:

Staff at ACSM’s national headquarters participated in two heart-healthy walks around the scenic Indianapolis canal.

 

Additional resources for National Walking Day can be found on the American Heart Association’swebsite. If you are walking today, tag your photos on Twitter with #AHALaceUp and #WalkingWednesday on @ACSMNews.

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The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

 

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