- Only 1 in 2 adults and 1 in 4 high school students in the United States meet the guidelines for aerobic physical activity.
- Physical activity, such as brisk walking, can help lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
- The US Surgeon General is calling on the nation to better supportwalking and walkable communities [PDF-2.6MB] where people live, work, and play.
The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change
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