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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

A veteran fitness center owner and trainer will join the WNY Walks series team of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Rod Nagy will participate in the walking series, which will begin at noon in Niagara Square, outside City Hall, for six straight weeks starting May 1. Nagy – who has worked with Gold Gym and Fitness 19, as well as run an indoor cycle studio – a…

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…