figure 1 - Percent of adults engaged in light-moderate activity, 1997-98, bar chart, data represented below:

  45-64 years 65-74 years 75 years and older
no leisure time physical activity 49% 54% 65%
regular physical activity 23% 24% 20%

map of tennessee showing the location of nashville. caption reads: Nashville, Tennessee’s capital, is a major business and transportation hub. However, the city’s structure discourages walking and biking. Barriers to walking cited by residents include the lack of sidewalks, walkways and trails, and not wanting to walk alone.

map of california showing location of sacramento. caption reads: California’s capital, Sacramento, has more than 200 public parks, encompassing 2,000 miles. There are 23 square miles of biking and walking paths. The city is known for its urban forest. About 400,000 people live in Sacramento, while 1.7 million people reside in the greater metro area.

map of west virgina showing location of wheeling. caption reads: A town of about 33,000 residents, Wheeling has 12 miles of trails that make the city “walkable.”

map of florida showing location of largo. caption reads: A city of 68,244 residents, Largo has about 434 acres of parks. Approximately 32 percent of the population is 65 years and older.