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Get Walking!

It all starts with just ONE step!

Walking is a fun and easy way to be healthy and active. All you need is a pair of shoes to get started! Be sure to include the whole family when heading out for a walk. Young children, older adults, even the family dog will all enjoy this simple activity.

Tips for your walk, run or ride during COVID-19 Social Distancing

  • Be clean. Wash your hands when you get home before touching anything. Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow.
  • Go alone or with people you already live with.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart. Stay at least six feet from others you may see on your walk. Smile and say hello from a distance!
  • Respect closures. Most trail and park closures will be posted. If your walk take you somewhere that is closed, please respect the rules.
  • Don’t take needless risks.The current rules are in place to help stay healthy.

Tips to get more steps

  • Park in the back of the parking lot and walk the extra steps
  • Take the bus and get off one stop ahead or past
  • Walk with friends, family, or the dog
  • Go for a lunch walk with friends
  • Take the long way around when doing daily activities
  • Walk and talk while on the phone
  • Walk down the hall and talk to co-workers face to face

Walking is a great activity any time of year. It can also be done both inside and outside!

Walking clubs and programs

Walking is also a great way to get the whole community moving! Walking clubs or groups can get more people involved. Learn more about walking clubs. Source: AARP.


During the COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy Directive: Challenge your friends and family from afar with a walking contest. Who can walk the most minutes each week? Who can walk the most miles?”

Walking Group Tool Kit-English (pdf).

Walking Group Tool Kit-Spanish (pdf).

School walking programs

A walking school bus (WSB) is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to and from school with adult supervision. Source: California Department of Public Health.

How to start a walking school bus at your school-English (pdf).

How to start a walking school bus at your school-Spanish (pdf).