Your health is impacted by where you live! The way you travel, your level of physical activity and your overall quality of life is impacted by the design of your community. Learn how to build a healthy community today for better health tomorrow!
This toolkit has been prepared by the Food System Alliance in York Region. It intends to offer practical and simple sugg...
Building Healthy Communities
Your Health is Impacted by Where you Live!
The way your community is designed can influence how you travel and your overall health and well-being. These factors impact the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, obesity and some mental health issues. (H&S)
Many communities are designed to accommodate cars, leading to less people walking and cycling. By increasing the use of active transportation, transit and carpooling, there are reduced effects of automobile emissions on our health, increased safety and improved physical activity levels.
Healthyork is working with community partners to influence:
- how York Region residents get to school and work
- the walkability and bikability of neighbourhoods
Read on to see how you can make a difference.