Today's headline in another publication was that Colorado is still the state that consistently has the lowest obesity rate in the nation? And Boulder County has the lowest obesity rate in Colorado.
So that gets me thinking; hum, the lowest obesity rate, the highest bicycle commuting rate, an extensive trail system? Could there be a relationship between the amount of trails in an area and the obesity rate?
No, I know. There is a definite relationship between fitness and the availability of trails. That's a no-brainer.
|By the way, Washington D.C. has the third to the lowest|
obesity rate and it has an incredible trail system. (-:
- better fitness
- less pollution
- less traffic problems
- fewer fossil fuels burned, therefore...
- improved environment
- cheaper individual transportation
- cheaper community transportation per mile
- family togetherness
- more exposure to the great outdoors
- positive experiences for our children
- less time in front of the t.v. & computers