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City of San Antonio Launches Active Living Plan

According to the National Physical Activity Plan newsletter, the Active Living Council of San Antonio, TX, “recently released their Active Living Plan for a Healthier San Antonio. This represents the first known municipal plan to be modeled after the National Physical Activity Plan. Developers of the San Antonio plan organized their plan around the same 8 societal sectors as the National Plan, with strategies and specific actions tailored to local needs.” 

Similar to the National Plan, several guiding principles informed development of the Active Living Plan:

  • Increasing physical activity will improve the health and wellness of individuals in our community.
  • Making the healthy choice the easy choice in our local communities, where we live, work, pray, and play, is everyone's business.
  • The plan recognizes that individuals are impacted not just by their own personal attributes and behavior, but also by political, societal and environmental influences.
  • Our success is dependent upon engaging leadership and working collaboratively to determine the content of the plan and to implement the plan. At the same time using evidence based strategies and best practices and evaluating effectiveness are equally important.
  • All socio-demographic groups will benefit from initiatives proposed by this plan.
  • The plan is a "living document" that must be updated on a regular basis.

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