Norwalk's Health Department wants you to walk.
Wednesday is the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. The AHA says adults should get in at least 20 minutes of physical activity, like walking, every day.
"[Walking] can help cut our risk for diseases like heart disease and stroke," says city health educator Theresa Argondezzi. "It can help us control our blood pressure, our cholesterol levels."
"It can also really help reduce stress."
Several years ago, the city introduced the NorWALKER program. The city has compiled a list of neighborhood walking routes all over town and available online.
"Anywhere people live, work, learn and play in Norwalk, there's usually a walking route," Argondezzi says.
And just last year the health department began Walking Wednesdays, where City Hall employees use part of their lunch break to walk.
"We're really just trying to encourage people to get out and get walking whenever they can," Argondezzi says.
You can find city walking routes online at www.norwalkct.org/health.