Physical Activity - News

Mini Grant: Pedestrian Improvements in Malone

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

Heart Network staff have been working with the Malone Complete Streets Partnership to identify projects that will make walking and biking safer and more comfortable in Malone. The Partnership recently completed a design for Elm Street that will make it safer for pedestrians traveling along Elm Street or from Elm Street Manor to St. Joe’s Elementary. Mini-grant funds will Read the Rest…

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Route 86 Campaign Update

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network has been providing technical assistance to BIKE 86, a group which recently submitted a petition to the NYSDOT to create a cycling friendly shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Read a Letter to the Editor submitted to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise by BIKE 86 Read the recent Story the Read the Rest…

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HBO To Broadcast “Weight of The Nation” May 14-15

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Glenn

HBO Press Release: The obesity epidemic is one of the most pressing health issues facing the nation today. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese, while nearly one-third of the nation’s children and adolescents age two to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the ten leading causes Read the Rest…

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DOT rejects bike lane on popular Tri-Lakes Route 86, cyclists ask for safe shoulder

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network is partnering with BIKE 86, a grassroots coalition of bicycle advocates who are petitioning the NYS Department of Transportation to create a cycling-friendly paved shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Enhancing community infrastructure to support bicycling is an evidence-based strategy for increasing physical activity. To view the petition, Read the Rest…

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Redesigning our Communities for Physical Activity

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Glenn

“Well”, the New York Times blog on health recently published an entry entitled “Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer” which discusses the growing obesity epidemic in America and the importance of working to fix it.  The piece highlights a forthcoming PBS mini-series and companion book, “Designing Healthy Communities“.  A good read for Read the Rest…

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