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Experts talk about the health of our city

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - We all know that many health problems, including obesity have to do with diet and exercise, but have we ever considered that the physical structure of a city may play a role?  That is what Eau Claire Healthy Communities aimed to explain today at a forum in Eau Claire.

The forum was held to start a conversation between the experts in the development community and the health care community.  The idea is for them to work together to create homes, workplaces and other developments, in such a way that benefits our health.    

"What I'm hearing from people is that they want more types of development that encourage human health, whether its walking trails, mixed use development, places that they can actually go to go out to eat as opposed to having to drive there, they can walk there," says Ned Noel, a Healthy Communities Member. 

Today was primarily about establishing relationships and no time frame was given for any kind of implementation.  
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