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Health and Fitness

Here are three important reasons why public health leaders in the region decided to launch a new regional walking effort, starting with a first annual Walkability Summit next week: • The annual cost of health care runs about $2,500 less for someone who is physically active compared to someone insufficiently active. • The Buffalo Niagara metro area ranked 151 out of 1…

Health and Fitness

Walking burns 90 to 120 calories an hour – about the equivalent of three cups of asparagus, broccoli or grapefruit – or half a doughnut, a third of a bagel with cream cheese or two-thirds of a beer. Phil Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo – and the region’s leading walking man – easily can tick off its other benefits. Done regu…

Health and Fitness

You slogged through the latest Western New York winter sitting around the house, binge-watching TV and using your treadmill as a clothes hanger. Or you did use that treadmill – almost daily – during the mostly indoor months, or tackled the same fitness class or circuit training session routinely, wishing you could expand your exercise horizons and enjoy more time with frie…

Health and Fitness

A national leader in the community walkability effort will join Western New York public health leaders next weekend for the second Building a Healthy Buffalo and WNY. The event, hosted by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and community partners, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Feb. 3, in the parish hall at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1974 Seneca…