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Happy trails... and other ways to make exercise fun


The American Heart Association recommends adults get 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. What comes to mind when you hear this? Thirty minutes of agony? Waking with soreness the following day? Torture by treadmill?

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How to avoid bicycle accidents and enjoy your ride this summer


Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent bicycling accident, in which he suffered a broken leg, is just the latest of several high profile accidents that made local and national headlines, highlighting the importance of bicycle safety.

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| LGHealth Trauma Center

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7 ways to save money and eat healthier


Despite what many people may think, healthy eating doesn’t need to be expensive. Read more

If you build it — oh wait…they’re already here!


Ben Craddock describes the recent "bike count" performed by Lancaster Bikes! and how it will help to guide planning for bicycle infrastructure in Lancaster City. Read more

When engineering meets health: walkability


What is walkability and how do we work on it? Local engineer Ben Craddock explains. Find the orgininal story at http://www.lancastercivil.com/engineering-health-walkability/  Read more

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