Healthy Wey

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In Massachusetts, 2 out of 3 adults and 1 in 4 children are either overweight or obese. Healthy eating and active living are more important than ever before. But it’s not enough to want to be healthy - our environment plays a major role in the decisions we make.

According to Active Living Research and the National Farmers Market Coalition:

  • People who live in areas with sidewalks are 47% more likely to be active for 30 minutes a day. [1]
  • The number of children who are active outdoors is 84% higher when school yards are kept open. [2]
  • People who live near trails are 50% more likely to meet physical activity guidelines. [3]
  • Public transit users take 30% more steps per day than people who rely on cars. [4]
  • Older adults engage in 3.5 times more physical activity in parks with walking loops. [5]
  • Proximity to farmers markets is associated with lower BMI, while density of fast-food and pizza venues is associated with higher BMI. [6]
  • Communities built with health at the center make it easier for all residents to make the healthy choice. 

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Val Sullivan Healthy Wey / Mass in Motion Coordinator 781-340-5008