At the annual Health & Fitness Fair, members of the community can see live fitness demonstrations and take advantage of wellness measures such as blood pressure screening, and the Novant Health Mobile Mammography clinic. There are games for children, a hula hoop contest, and healthy eating options from Town vendors.
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In October 2013, The Town of Haymarket became a HEAL community by adopting a resolution committing the Town to encourage a built environment that promotes walking, biking, and other forms of physical activity that promotes healthy lifestyles. The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign is an initiative to help cities and towns in Maryland and Virginia stem the obesity epidemic by leveraging policy as a driver of environmental change. Increasingly, policymakers, advocates, and healthcare providers are recognizing that obesity is neither caused by nor can be prevented by, individual actions alone. The opportunity to live a healthy life is shaped by the communities in which we live, work, learn, play, and worship. HEAL Cities & Towns is modeled after the successful California HEAL Cities Campaign, which began in 2008 and has helped over 142 CA cities adopt HEAL policies. The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic is funded by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for the Mid-Atlantic States. Learn more about HEAL Cities & Towns by clicking here to see Our Work in Action: GO!
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