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Walk the talk: Healthy Lifestyle promotion in New York on Sep 22

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 Rohit Shishodia
The World Health Organization (WHO) will organize Walk the Talk, a run in Central Park, New York City, the US, on September 22, 2019, to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle. The mega event will be held on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The aim of the event is to ensure all people can access health services they need and to spread awareness about disease prevention and treatment and mental health promotion.  

The other objective of the program is to highlight New York's role as the leader in promoting multilateral action and international development, and being a shining example of a healthy city that provides multiple options for people to lead healthy lives.

The participation in the event is free and open for all. The WHO said that the event is inclusive and open to people of all ages and abilities, with accessible routes to enable participation of as many people as possible.

The UN agency said that participants should ensure that they are physically healthy and prepared for the different activities being offered during the event that they choose to participate in, including walking or running. Participants should take note of weather forecasts.

Drinking water will be available for the participants from water stations along the route. Healthy snacks will also be available at the finish. People attending should come prepared with any additional food and drinks they may need. Medical services will also be made available for the participants.


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