Stepping into better health is a path
best taken with friends along the way.

We encourage you to take a look at some of our friends, organizations, and suggested resources from around the country that we think will be of assistance for your journey during Move More Month and beyond.

Tell a friend, make a friend, and start a movement one step at a time!

Staying Active at Home (and Away from Crowds)

With many Americans spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important people try to stay active to help support emotional and physical well-being. Here are a few tips and resources to keep walking, either at home, outside solo or with immediate family members:

Organizations & Other Resources

American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society

As the national voice for hiking, the American Hiking Society preserves trails through trial maintenance, protects natural spaces by advocating and promotes hiking by inspiring and equipping people to get out on the trail.

American Volkssport Association

AVA is a non-profit organization that focuses on meeting other local walking enthusiasts in your area. They have clubs and meet-ups in all 50 states that promote regular physical activity as an essential component of good health.

National Park Service

Since 1916 the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks servicing over 275 million visitors a year. They aim to preserve and encourage everyone to get outside and explore amazing national resources.

Country Walkers

Creating active and immersive Walking Adventures with a focus on cultural immersion and natural experiences, Country Walkers offers both guided and self-guided walking tours including off-the-beaten-track walks and all-inclusive itineraries.

American Trails

American trails is the world’s largest online trail resource and is used to help all those interested in exercise and the outdoors with enjoying, planning, building, designing, managing, enhancing, and supporting the trail system in the U.S.

Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC is the oldest conservation & recreation group in the U.S. and encourages people of all ages to get out and enjoy the many natural outdoor resources of the U.S. and the world. AMC is located in the Mid-Atlantic and in New England.

Great American Interstate Trails & Organizations

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, and for centuries to come.

The ADT organization manages and promotes the American Discovery Trail as a national resource for the enjoyment and benefit of its users. The trail stretches coast to coast from Delaware to California.

The PCT is a non-profit organization that considers itself a fraternity of trail lovers at its core tasked with championing the rewards of getting outside. From Mexico to Canada the trail stretches across thousands of miles of wilderness.

The 3,100 mile CDT winds its way New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana as one of the premier outdoor experiences. The non-profit staff encourages people to experience the trail and preserves it as a public treasure.

Walking Tips

Walking Tips

For more useful tips and tricks to help you on your walking journey, check out the articles on the UHC newsroom.