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  • Creating Walkable Communities

    by Guest Blogger | Jan 25, 2016
    By Heidi Simon, America Walks

    Walkable communities create strong, healthy and livable communities. Infrastructure that facilitates walking, such as sidewalks, safe street crossings and low auto speeds, coupled with access to everyday destinations enables people of all ages, abilities, incomes and ethnicities to walk for everyday transportation. Walking provides access to necessary goods and services, such as grocery stores and parks, and doing so helps address disparities found far too often in cities and towns across America. Walking is also an excellent source of everyday physical activity.

    Walking provides the base level of activity needed for adults and eliminates the disparity gap for Americans that lack the time and ability to dedicate time to workouts. People were made to walk, and in doing so, can take back control of their physical, mental and cognitive health. To read the full article, click here to view the January 2016 issue of the ACSM Fit Society Page.

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