Our communities support Active Living work

March 13th, 2017
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Increasing physical activity is a powerful way to prevent obesity and promote health among children and adults. Across our counties, Healthy Communities Collaborative is coming together with local partners to create healthier communities that support active lifestyles.

Children and families are more active when they live in neighborhoods that have sidewalks, parks, bicycle lanes and safe streets. Schools also can help residents of all ages be more active by providing students with quality recess, physical education and after-school programs, and by sharing their facilities with the community outside of school hours.

We are excited to share with you the attached infographic that summarizes local survey data from Meeker, McLeod and Sibley County residents related to active living. As you can see from the infographic, there is strong community-level support for initiatives that create opportunities for residents to engage in physical activity.

Active Living Infographic

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