The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, wants you to make walking a part of your life and help others make it a part of theirs. “Today with the help of Every Body Walk and Allison Janney, I’m releasing a short video at the #‎WalkingSummit to tell everyone about the power of walking. Let’s #‎StepItUp, America, and let’s do it together.”

Step It Up! – The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities – recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. It calls on Americans to be more physically active through walking and calls on the nation to better support walking and walkability. Improving walkability means that communities are created or infrastructure improved to make walking safe and accessible in order to encourage pedestrian activity.

This PSA was created as an original co-production between the Office of the Surgeon General and Every Body Walk! and it is narrated by seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom).