As many of you know, it’s award season! From the Golden Globes to the Screen Actor's Guild Awards and all the way to the Oscars… there are nominees and winners. Here at the Safe Routes Partnership we wanted in on the award season action. For the past year, the National Shared Use Task Force has been engaging in conversations about ways that we could recognize all of the great work that is happening across the country in the shared use field.
The Greek philosopher Thales and the Roman poet Juvenal both wrote about the way in which physical health and mental health are intertwined, seeking the ideal of a “sound mind in a sound body.”
Do you want to build a snowman?
People don’t know I wear an “S” on my chest, because that’s how effective I believe shared use practices can be. Yep I said it “I’m a Shared Use –Super Hero." And like any super hero, we work with other caped crusaders. That’s why the spotlight this month is on Ohio’s efforts in the shared use world.
Did you know that about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year? As you can guess, favorite resolutions include losing weight, exercising more, and saving more money. Do you also know that ultimately only about 8 percent of resolutions are sustained?
In an April 2013 interview, then-US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin talked about the importance of enjoying exercise: “It's all about having healthy fun. We need to find things to make it fun, like walking.
The back to school essay topic “What I did on my summer vacation” is a time worn favorite, particularly for elementary teachers and students. One day late in August, Grandma asked my niece and nephews, “What was your favorite part of your vacation at the beach last week with your family?” Both of my nephews chose a bike-related activity: “Riding my bike to the smoothie store by myself w