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Re-thinking Public Parks as “Green Gyms” for Outdoor Exercise

Guest Author: Nancy Bruning B.A., MPH Nancercize, The Benchmark in Outdoor Fitness   “Green Gyms” are a way to encourage people to exercise outdoors. They can both help reduce our abysmally low rates of physical activity while addressing the related contemporary health problem of nature deficit disorder. Public parks are convenient, free, and appealing outdoor …

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Tree Hugging

At Active Design Miami (ADM) we love, and we mean LOVE, trees. Walk outdoors on a hot, humid South Florida day and you’ll be begging for the shade of treelined streets and sidewalks. Unfortunately, Miami-Dade’s shade percentage stands at a mere 14 percent, when a healthy urban forest should be 30 percent. This lack of …

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Fit City 2016

FitCity 3 which explored the intersection between health and the built environment was successfully held on February 19, 2016 at the the Miami Center for Architecture & Design in Miami. This year’s conference focused on Active Transportation & Mobility and provided participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how our transportation and mobility development in Miami-Dade has an …

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