Springfield and Massachusetts Need Exercise
Why Fight obesity
* People who are overweight are more likely to develop disabling conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, and other disorders.
*Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise amongst young children.
*If something doesn’t change, obesity will overtake smoking as the number one cause of preventable deaths in Massachusetts.
Reduce Pollution and Automobile Congestion
The City of Springfield is the only municipality in the Pioneer Valley still in non-compliance with the federal Clean Air Act, both for carbon monoxide and ozone.
A Place to Exercise and Ride Your Bike Safely
Quality of Life