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Orlando Isn’t as Healthy as it Should be, at Least Compared to Arlington and DC


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Lack of farmer's markets and public transportation are to blame. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Lack of farmer's markets and public transportation are to blame. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons


Orlando ranked 38 out of 100 major cities in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fitness Index. It scored lowest on personal health indicators like the amount of daily aerobic activity. Florida Hospital’s Stephanie Abril says it comes down to making the time for healthy lifestyle choices.

“Once we break that down and get to the root of it, we realize it’s more than just time. And it boils down to lack of planning, and sometimes it’s just the mindset, the outlook.”

The city had some of the lowest rates of walk- and bike-ability along with accessibility of farmers’ markets.

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Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

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