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ACTIVE LIVING SUCESS STORY
Community Bike Project - Omaha promotes a healthy mode of transportation and recreation throughout the city by providing bicycles in the public sphere for short-term use with a membership or credit card.
An active lifestyle is central to good health! Engaging in regular physical activity can play a key role in achieving a healthy body weight, improve mental health related to stress or depression and can help to build and maintain healthy muscles, bones and joints. Incorporating movement into your daily routine can help to lower the risks associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.
Active living is largely influenced by personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that can either support or inhibit this healthy behavior. In order to encourage more Nebraskans to lead an active lifestyle, policies and environments to improve access and opportunity are needed to support being physically active where we live, work, and play.
The two active living Priority Goals addressed in the Nebraska Physical Activity and Nutrition State Plan are:
- Increase physical activity
- Decrease television viewing
Most people who live in Nebraska are not meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Partners N Health aims to make the active living choice the easy choice in childcare facilities, schools, workplaces, healthcare facilities and communities across the state.