Yesterday the Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, issued a prescription for the poor state of American health: a brisk walk.
It is estimated that half of American citizens are suffering from some chronic disease, and two-thirds are overweight, yet only half of Americans get the recommended amount of physical activity. Murthy wants the USA to make walking a priority.
“I’m asking for individuals and communities across America to reclaim the culture of physical activity that we once had,” said Murthy, who released a “call to action” on walking Wednesday. Continue reading