The American Heart Association celebrated National Walking Day on April 5. Spring is the perfect time to tie up those sneakers, hit the road and start getting active!
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The American Heart Association recommends that adults spend 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week engaging in moderate exercise. The easiest way to reach this goal is to start walking.
For too many in our state, it’s a challenge to find safe places close to home to go for a walk. That is why we are advocating for complete streets policies in communities throughout NJ. Complete Streets policies ensure that all people are able to safely use our roads, no matter whether they are walking, biking, using a wheelchair, driving or taking public transportation. These policies look different depending on the needs of the surrounding community because leaders are encouraged to tailor the policy to fit the needs of those they represent.
The State of NJ passed a complete streets policy for state roads several years ago and we continue to advocate for all counties and municipalities do the same to ensure that all New Jerseyans have safe places for physical activity.
We encourage you to learn more about Complete Streets policies and begin discussions in your community about how safer streets can make your community healthier.