We can do better

We are too far down on the list. Cortland County ranks 43 out of 62 counties in New York State on the latest County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Cortland County ranks low in many categories including physical activity.

We need to encourage people to walk. It’s the easiest, least expensive way to get more physical exercise and the health benefits are enormous.

As the weather warms up, c’mon Cortland, get out there and walk. Whether it’s walking to work, walking on your lunch hour or taking a walk after dinner, leave the keys behind and feel your feet.

Bike/Walk to Work Week is coming up the week of May 14. You’ll be hearing more about it in the coming weeks but why not think about putting a team together at work, compete for prizes and have some fun?

Jan

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