• “Place Matters”

    by  • April 28, 2012 • Land Use • 0 Comments

    Richard E. Killingsworth, the Executive Director & COO the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, spoke on Thursday at Walkable, Bikeable Delaware in Dover on the impact that our built environment has on our health and well-being.

    "Place Matters"

    Killingsworth noted that, according to the Trust for America’s Health, an investment of $10 per person per year to increase physical activity and other community health promotion programs could save the U.S. more than $16 billion annually within 5 years. This is a return of $5.60 for every $1 invested.  In Delaware, the potential annual savings would be $57 million per year.

    Our built environment reflects our priorities.

    “We are where we live.”

     

    Unlike the effects of motivational and educational approaches, changes in the built environment are long lasting – both for good and, unfortunately, for ill.

     

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