Take a walk. Join the Movement!
Walking is a powerful health intervention and a means of organizing. It's the single best thing a woman can do to improve her health.
The largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States with over 1.3 million neighborhood walkers representing 7% of the total population of African American Women. GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to nspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.
When you walk 30 minutes a day, it reduces:
HEART DISEASE RISK BY
STROKE RATES BY
DIABETES RISK BY
DEPRESSION RATES BY
ANXIETY RATES BY
Did you know?
GirlTrek has become one of the most effective public health interventions in the country. In GirlTrek’s most recent member survey:
61% report losing weight (on average 15 lbs)
90% diagnosed with depression said walking improved their symptoms
56% sustained 5 days or more of walking for 1 year or more
28% report being prescribed less medication
78% have been inspired to try new fitness activities