Walking is the new wonder drug, we tell the Senate

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Published on: March 17, 2015

Green Communities Canada / 16 March 2015

Clifford MaynesRe-engineering everyday walking into our lives should be a leading national strategy for fighting obesity and inactivity-related health problems.

This message came through loud and clear from Green Communities Canada in recent testimony to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. (See video.) The Committee has been asked to report on obesity “causes, consequences and the way forward.”

GCC’s Clifford Maynes told the Committee that creating a culture of walking is a great way – likely the only way – to achieve a sustained increase in daily physical activity at a population scale. A national walking strategy with participation by all levels of government would benefit not just individuals, but the entire nation.


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