The HEAL Cities Campaign supports city officials to create communities with safe places to walk, bike and play, and with easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies to improve their communities’ physical activity and food environments. Supporting healthy choices is essential to addressing the obesity epidemic among the nation's children and adults, currently costing the nation more than $ 147 billion annually in healthcare costs and $225 billion in lost productivity. The HEAL Cities Campaign is based in California and is expanding into Oregon, Maryland and Virginia.
Mission: HEAL Cities Campaign mission is to support city officials to make policy changes in their cities in order to increase the ability of residents and employees to get daily physical activity and to eat healthy food.
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Dance, garden and swim your way to a better brain as you age, study says | CNN Health http://ow.ly/wnRP50yHTQU #WeArePHAdvocates #HealthyEatingActiveLiving #PhysicalActivity
A new study finds that leisurely physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming and dancing may slow brain aging in older adults, possibly preventing brain shrinkage that slows mental processing and cognitive functions.
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Two studies demonstrate that older adults may be able to live longer, healthier lives by increasing physical activity that doesn't have to be strenuous to be effective, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiom...
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The trend continues in the wrong direction, a CDC expert says, bringing with it all the health problems obesity could lead to.
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The HEAL Cities Campaign California in California is a partnership of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the League of California Cities. Working together, they have spurred 116 cities to join the Campaign by adopting resolutions and policies. The HEAL Cities Campaign in Oregon is a partnership of Oregon Public Health Institute and the League of Oregon Cities.
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