Fitting Into Your Genes

Fitting Into Your Genes

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This book is intended to reveal the true fitness of Philadelphia, a place that inspires individualism and the development of mind, body, and spirit. Philadelphia is currently undergoing a phenomenal revitalization that is putting the city back into the national spotlight. Yet the annual surveys conducted by Men's Fitness magazine in recent years to identify the fittest and fattest US cities continue to include Phladelphia among the fattest cities. The Men's Fitness surveys underestimate Philadelphia, adding to the undeserved disparagement and even ridicule that the city has often experienced from those who do not take the time to know her. Men's Fitness magazine deserves recognition for calling attention to the importance of fitness and to the national health problem of obesity. At the same time, the results of the surveys about Philadelphia prompted Susan Reid to explore in qFitting into Your Genes: healthy living and eating in Philadelphiaq the criteria for fitness that the magazine employs. The writer then develops her own definition of a city's fitness that includes both genders and all ages. By applying this definition to two neighborhoods in Philadelphia, the writer reveals the re-emergence of a city that is taking its rightful place among cities in the nation which it founded. Philadelphia can show the world what it means to be fit.Healthy Living And Eating in Philadelphia Susan Reid. (3) Programs Programs of the Center City District include cleaning, safety, community court, lighting, and marketing. ... There are 40 manual sidewalk sweepers and six mechanical sweepers. ... They work in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, reporting any security problems. ... Victorian-style, fifteen foot lamp posts have recently been installed throughout Center City, shedding bright light that invites residents toanbsp;...

Title:Fitting Into Your Genes
Author:Susan Reid
Publisher:Peconic Press - 2006-11-20


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