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The Walking Revolution, a Documentary Film

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The Powerful Untold Story of Walking Revealed in New Documentary Film

The Walking Revolution Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, a documentary film released today by Every Body Walk!, explores how the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has significant health and environmental benefits. Powered by Kaiser Permanente, Every Body Walk! is a campaign and collaborative effort aimed to encourage the American public to walk (or roll, for those who are unable to walk), on a regular basis to improve their health and have fun in the process.

“For too many people, much of the day is spent sitting in the car, at the desk or on the couch, which has serious health implications,” said Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy. “The film is sure to encourage people to get back on their feet, walking whenever and wherever they can – at work, at school, and in the community, all while getting involved in making their communities more walkable overall.”

The Walking Revolution is a 30-minute documentary that details the health benefits of walking, what makes communities walkable, and how walking and walkability supports a healthier environment, strong local economies, and a vibrant community life. The film tackles:

  1. The impact of inactivity
  2. Eliminating walking from our culture
  3. The evolution of man and walking
  4. Walking to better health
  5. Building walkable communities

This documentary illustrates inspiring, personal experiences that help expand the way people think about the culture of walking and physical activity. The film builds on rich content that supports the topic of walking, including an Every Body Walk! public service announcement Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, featuring the cast of the West Wing and produced by online comedy platform Funny or Die. The Walking Revolution is available at www.everybodywalk.org/documentary Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov. The trailer for the film can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldUi3Y_3as Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

Every Body Walk! is also the content provider for City Walk, a six-part television series that airs on KCET/LinkTV. Full episodes of City Walk are available at http://www.kcet.org/shows/citywalk/ Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

The film was produced by Rigler Creative, handcrafted digital media specialists, based in Pasadena, California.

 
 
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In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans.  This page will house information, links, documents, and resources about the ACA and will be updated frequently.

California Area IHS Newsletter April 2014 (PDF)

In this issue: Director’s Message: Affordable Care Act; Traditional Food: Seaweed; Stop the Spread of Germs and Avoid Illnesses: Wash Your Hands!; Measles: Why is this Vaccine Preventable Disease Still Circulating?; Good News Supporting Healthy Lifestyles; Drought Preparation—Conserving Water in Your Home; Linking Poor Oral Health to Poor General Health

California Area IHS Newsletter July 2014 (PDF)

In this issue: Director’s Message: Technology-RPMS Electronic Health Record; Alcohol Awareness; Sports Should Include Mouthguard; Myths and Facts about Diabetes; Making Sense of Sunscreen; Hay Fever; Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The Walking Revolution, a Documentary Film

Released by Every Body Walk!, this documentary explores how the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has significant health and environmental benefits.

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