Healthy Azusa is committed to promoting health and wellness activities to the residents of Azusa.
We support the following programs to help accomplish this mission. Browse the programs below to learn more.
Roads to Health
Public health researchers recommend building more sidewalks, improving transit service, and shifting highway funds to create bike lanes to encourage more physical activity. One study found that 43% of people with safe places to walk within 10 minutes of home met recommended activity levels; among those without safe places to walk just 27% met the recommendation. Residents are 65% more likely to walk in a neighborhood with sidewalks.
Safe Routes to Schools
The circumstances that have led to a decline in walking and bicycling to school did not happen overnight and have created a self-perpetuating cycle. As motor vehicle traffic increases, parents become more convinced that it is unsafe for their children to walk or bicycle to school. They begin driving them to school, thereby adding even more traffic to the road and sustaining the cycle. Understanding the many reasons why so many children do not walk or bicycle to school is the first step in interrupting the cycle.
Be a Walker
Being active is an important part of living a heatlhy lifestyle. The easiest way to be active, and get your body moving is to walk. Sounds simple right? Try walking around your neighborhood, or your local park. By staying in motion, you get your heart moving, and because your heart is a muscle, this will keep it healthy. Take care of your heart, and it will take care of you.