iCANwalk PSAs for radio

iCANwalk PSAs for radio

Here's an easy way to make your neighbourhood safer--start walking! Studies show that in communities where people enjoy walking to work or school or just for fun, there are fewer incidents of street crime. Vandals and thieves avoid busy, well-cared for neighbourhoods. So grab your kids, your partner or your dog and start walking. You can also sign the International Charter for Walking and fill out a checklist about how easy it is to walk in your neighbourhood. Learn more about how to make your community more walkable by calling the [insert name] Health Unit at XXX-XXX-XXXX, or log on to www.icanwalk.ca.

How easy is it to walk around your neighbourhood? Are the crosswalks clearly marked? Are there well-maintained sidewalks leading to places like grocery stores, libraries and parks? Are streets well lit at night? To find out how pedestrian friendly your community is, take a fifteen-minute walk and think about how easy it is, how safe you feel and what you saw along the way. Use our walkabilty checklist to get started. To obtain your copy, and for more tips on how to make your community more walkable, call the [insert name] Health Unit at XXX-XXX-XXXX, or log on to www.icanwalk.ca.

If you live within a convenient, pleasant walk to stores and services, you're more than twice as likely as to get your daily recommended thirty minutes of physical activity as someone who doesn't. So instead of taking the car to work or to the store, find a nice walking route instead. Fill out a checklist on how easy it is to walk in your neighbourhood and what you see along the way. Sign the International Charter for Walking while you're at it. Learn more about how to make your community more walkable by calling the [insert name] Health Unit at XXX-XXX-XXXX, or log on to www.icanwalk.ca.

On average, it costs about nine thousand dollars a year to own and operate a car. And with gas prices climbing, it gets more expensive every day. That means it's the perfect time to leave the car at home and go for a walk--to work, to school, to the store or just to visit family or friends. Walking reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity and saves you money at the same time! For more tips on how to make your community more walkable and to sign the International Charter for Walking, call the [insert name] Health Unit at XXX-XXX-XXXX, or log on to www.icanwalk.ca.