INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – The Indiana State Department of Health’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) released an Active Living Guidebook on Friday to help community leaders and advocates create more active communities.
From 2014 to 2018, DNPA worked with Purdue Extension and Health by Design to conduct 46 active living workshops in communities across Indiana.
“Being physically active provides numerous health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and depression. We also know it can improve your mood and cognition and lead to better grades for children in school,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “Having places to safely walk, bike and be active in our communities helps all Hoosiers stay healthy.”
(This story was originally published on June 28, 2019)