Updated: 1/11/2020 Marc Woodard
Sharing health literacy and fit healthy lifestyle knowledge isn’t just for individuals. This knowledge can also help communities reverse the childhood obesity problems and related ill-health course; and build a “desired” aging in place community that retain active adults and families that also sustain affordable city services and build “desired” aging in place communities. But in order to develop or revamp a cities fitness and health status and improve public use recreational amenities requires the support of community.
The first order of business in building a fit healthy city model is to measure the health of the community. To include: recreational amenities and educational outreach available for public use and events access and participation. Then determine the economic, social and political pitfalls and benefits. There after prioritize the resources necessary to expand public use recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
When recreational amenities include indoor and outdoor activities within safe environments, hard working families and retirees are attracted to them and move to these places. They then become “desired aging in place communities.” There’s plenty of data out there that tells us that… Ageless MirrorAthlete “Overweight and Unfit no More” book has all the references and citations that piece this information together for you.
When city leaders and recreation committees partner with other non-profit and for-profit organizations instilling Ageless MirrorAthlete guiding principles… It is truly possible to improve the health and productivity of any business, organization, city or community economic, social and political interests by putting our children and hard working families and active adults fitness and health first… Then continue the educational fitness and health literacy education that nurtures childhood development, values and good character traits.
Childhood development memories from coaching and mentorship, experiences and values are passed onto the next generation, whereas people want to live, work and play and age in place. Then their children and grandchildren experience these fit healthy lifestyle memories and choices – They want the same thing for their children.
The road map and knowledge needed to expand health literacy education and public use recreation amenities is partly found in Ageless MirrorAthlete “Overweight and Unfit No More” book. Author: Marc T. Woodard. Available for purchase at Amazon, B&N, Iuniverse and eBay. Learn more about the book by listening to select chapter previews: Audio Book Reading page.
Learn how Tigard Community Recreation Committee volunteers plan to increase Tigard Recreation for Everyone and expand health literacy education within the City of Tigard, OR based on these guiding principles. If you’d like to apply to become a committee member or community partner contact us.