There are numerousarticles and studies available citing the benefits of being physicallyactive. Thanks to this, many cities areshifting focus to encourage physical activity as a public health strategy. “We’re seeing, in communities as different asNew York City and Indianapolis, documentation of strategies that bring multipleco-benefits,” said Janet Walberg Rankin, head of the ActivEarth initiative.
ActivEarth promotesphysical activity practices such as active transportation – biking, walking, orusing other transit methods rather than a daily drive to and from work, school,or wherever a person may need to go. Though often thought of as a method of travel only for the young andalready active, active transportation can be adapted to any fitness level andoffers community benefits, in addition to wellness ones.
It’s never too late tostart any form of exercise. Whether it’swalking to church, or biking to the store for groceries, making activetransportation part of a person’s lifestyle will reap numerous health andsocial benefits.
Comfortable shoes area necessity, as are comfortable clothing for biking or walking. Start off slowly by taking a walk to the busstop then traveling to work. Joinfriends at a near-by coffee shop by walking there instead of driving, or chooseone day a week to bike to work instead of using the car.
Aside from the healthbenefits, active transportation engages a person within the community, and cansave money by reducing gas costs. Start-up costs for the activity are virtually nothing, and the healthbenefits one gains are worth more than any dollar amount can express.
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