According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than half of all adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity and 29 percent engage in no leisure-time physical activity at all! With children and adolescents only about 27 percent get enough exercise.
What's the cure? Doctors and hospitals are getting involved by prescribing outdoor activities like walking and running to get us active and keep kids involved.
Read Michelle Beyers article "New programs have doctors prescribing a walk"
The FreeWalkers will be promoting walking events for kids and other programs next year and hopefully encourage others to walk as a way to stay healthy. If you want to get involved join our groups that are forming.
If you have already joined a group we will be activating them and contacting you in the coming weeks on these programs. If you have other ideas for active groups, let us know.