My vision for Cleveland Heights sees a healthy, active community. Being active can keep you healthy. The data is compelling. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that lack of exercise in the main cause of 21%-25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of diabetes and 30% of heart disease around the world. WHO recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week. That’s five 30-minute workouts – not much, really.
Using active modes of transportation, including walking and bicycling, can help you get the exercise you need. According to WalkScore.com, we live in one of the most walkable cities in Ohio. We are fortunate to live in a community with sidewalks. Let’s put them to good use!
It’s easy to get around our neighborhood streets on bicycles, too. Cleveland Heights already ranks highly nationally for bicycle usage, and the popularity of bicycling is growing rapidly. Using a bicycle for trips around town will help you stay fit, save on the cost of gasoline and reduce environmentally-damaging carbon emissions. And you’ll be helping make Cleveland Heights more healthy and active than ever.