Walking as a Way for Americans to get the Recommended amount of Physical Activity for Health
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Department of Health and Human Services announced the opening of a docket to obtain information from the public on walking as an effective way to be sufficiently active for health. The information obtained will be used to frame an anticipated Surgeon General’s call to action on this issue.The notice can be found at www.regulations.gov. The 30 day public comment period begins today and ends Tuesday, April 30th. The notice requests information on way to increase walking and community walkability on the following topics:
(1) Barriers to walking for youth; adults; seniors; persons with developmental, injury, and chronic disease-related disabilities; racial and ethnic minorities; and low-income individuals.
(2) Evidence-based strategies for overcoming those barriers and their reach and impact to increase physical activity at the population level and among the above mentioned subpopulations.
Please consider providing input to the docket and sharing this announcement with stakeholders who may also be interested.
To provide input go to www.regulations.gov
In the search box type the Docket No. CDC-2013-0003