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    What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health

    Photo by Fotolia/pootsonnajaTapping the power of place to keep us all healthy.One number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health.  It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die.  It’s your zip ...

    Bike Breakthrough: Connecting Neighborhoods with Low-Stress Routes

     Photo by PlanetgordonFor me, a good bike ride is both relaxing and stimulating — a chance to revel in the passing scenery as I feel the wind blow across my face. But I never expected to experience this in New York City. Navigating Brooklyn and a bit of Manhattan on two wheels for the first ...

    Our Bodies Are Made for Walking

    Our Bodies Are Made for WalkingHuge health benefits heighten the need to make sure all Americans live in walkable communities. Photo by Johnny SilvercloudFew things in life relieve stress, instill creativity and boost health and more than taking a stroll.“Walking is a man’s best ...

    The Positive Power of Walking

     Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes.  But a word that rarely arises is “power”. That will begin to change after the 2017 National Walking Summit (held in St. Paul, Minnesota ...

    A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door

     Photo courtesy Jay WalljasperBusiness owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership.The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor.Sidewalks bustle with people walking in and out of homes, offices, ...

    How to Make City Streets More Friendly

    Laughter, lively music and lip-smacking appreciation of food from many cultures animates St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota as a crowd whoops it up at the Better Bridges Bash.Even chilly temperatures and gusty winds can’t dampen folks’ enthusiasm—nor does the unpromising location ...

    MDs Now Prescribe Walking as a Boost to Health

    Everyone knows walking is good for you. It’s plain common sense, backed by a wealth of recent medical research. In fact, a major new study found that lack of physical activity is twice as deadly for us as obesity.   Health data shows that as little as 30 minutes of walking a day cuts the ...

    The Health Benefits of Walking

    What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy? And what if this treatment was simple to do and took only a few minutes each week?Wait, it gets even better! What if this ...

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