healthier together one loop at a time
To improve the health of the people in a community by making an active lifestyle easily accessible by adding a permanently marked 1-mile loop.
Our mission is to bring nationwide awareness to the fact that *80% of the adult American population do not get enough recommended exercise. We are committed to make an active lifestyle easily accessible within communities by adding a permanently marked 1-mile loop to improve the health of the people in the community in a fun and easy way.
Our vison is to add a permanently marked 1-mile loop to improve the health of the people in every community in the USA. *A sedentary lifestyle has detrimental effects on our health, like obesity and Type 2 diabetes. *Physical inactivity is linked to more than 5 million deaths worldwide per year, more than those caused by smoking. Health is not only physical, it is mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Adopt-A-Walk covers all aspects of health.
We team up with City Planners to decide the location of the permanent and specifically designed walking loop. People living nearby the proposed loop are encouraged to get involved in the creation of the loop to increase the connection in the neighborhood.
The Start & Finish sign becomes a natural meeting point in the community for people wanting to go for a walk. The length is 1 mile, and the layout is a loop. A specific sign indicates the start & finish and displays information about the walking loop. Along the route is signage every 0.1 miles showing distance and inspirational quotes. Vegetation and park benches make it esthetically appealing.
Adopt-A-Walk arranges walking events on a regular basis in the community to keep the loop active. Participants get to know new friends, their neighbors and neighborhood. It makes the area safer.
* Study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) May 2013