Walking With The McMagnets

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, September 14, 2015 9:29 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Fifth Graders in McMurry’s Math/Science Academy invite you to join them in “Step It Up” on Wednesday, September 16.  As part of their regular Physical Education experience, they will be walking in the McMurry quad area from 10:20-10:50 a.m. as part of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.

On September 9, 2015, US Surgeon General VADM Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., announced his national Call to Action. This declaration addresses a number of major health issues facing our country today, and the dramatic impact we can have if the entire community comes together to promote walking and physical activity.

Why Walking and Walkable Communities

  • Americans are not sufficiently active to reduce chronic disease and improve health
  • Walking is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to be physically active, improve health and build community.
  • Access to safe and convenient places to walk and exercise, and a culture that supports walking where we live, learn, work and play  

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