The mission of the San Antonio Walks! walking program is to increase the number of people getting physically active through walking. Focusing on simple athletic walking in a recreational approach in neighborhoods and worksites, San Antonio Walks! is easy, safe and motivating so that all ages and abilities can experience similar health and wellness benefits. It’s fun and FREE!
San Antonio Walks! was funded by San Antonio’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant, and is in partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the Mayor’s Fitness Council, and the South Texas Walking Club.
Benefits of Walking
Regular physical activity helps everybody feel better and improves overall health. Walking is an excellent form of physical activity and the leading choice of exercise for Americans. Additionally, walking is free and reduces energy use, traffic congestion, and pollution.
Through consistent walking, you will….
Get and stay healthier
Feel better about yourself
Have less chance for heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers
Have less chance of becoming depressed
Control your weight
Have stronger muscles and bones
Sleep better at night
Increase your chances of living longer
Be with friends and meet new people
Enjoy yourself and have fun
Communities and members benefit from neighborhood walking groups
Greater sense of community
Know your neighbors and neighborhood
Greater neighborhood activity may decrease vandalism and other criminal activity
Support and encouragement from members
Meeting points are close by