Bike to Work (or Lunch) Day 2016

Across the country, bike commuting grew 62% from 2000 to 2014. Washington, DC is among the top ten cities for bike commuters with over 13,000 in 2014 (an increase of 124% from 2005) according to the League of American Bicyclists.…

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Paving the Way to Active, Sensored Streets: Part 1

Our guest blogger this week is Sam Piper, Senior Planner, Alta Planning + Design (@altaplanning). Alta Planning + Design designs and implements bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure for cities and institutions. This is Part 1 of 2 blogs by Mr. Piper. A new study…

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Celebrating Summer

Looking to trim down this summer?  Take advantage of the warm weather, skip the gym, and get active outside! Explore your city or town.  Play games at the park, go for a bike ride around town, or do laps at the…

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A Prescription for Activity

This week, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a meeting to address key issues related to establishing a physical activity prescription at every visit as a medical standard of care. Kaiser Permanante's own Robert Sallis, MD, was in attendance and helped…

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Join the Walking Revolution!

Regular visitors to the Center for Total Health -- or this blog -- know that we are big fans of walking.  Our friends at Every Body Walk! have produced fantastic videos about our favorite mode of active transportation, and this…

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