People’s environments impact how much physical activity they get each day, and how many healthy foods they are able to eat.
- When schoolyards are open to the public, 84% more kids are active.
- If neighborhoods are walkable, people are 2 times more likely to be active.
- In areas with sidewalks, people are 47% more likely to be active for 30 minutes per day.
- When healthy foods are easy for people to access, they eat better.
You can make a difference in your community!
Mass in Motion is already working with 27 community programs covering 60 cities and towns throughout the state to increase active living and healthy eating. By creating positive changes to communities, we are making it possible for people to eat better, move more, and live healthier lives.
Join us! Find your Mass in Motion community and get in touch with the person listed as your town’s contact.
And if your community is not a part of Mass in Motion, there are still many ways to get involved. Contact the Mass in Motion Community Liaison for your area to see how you can make an impact:
Western and Central Massachusetts
413-586-7525, Ext. 3138
978-851-7261, Ext. 4039
Southeast, MetroWest, Cape and Islands
Figures above were provided by Active Living Research; www.activelivingresearch.org.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.