America’s Least Active City Sits Down to Celebrate
After Lexington, Ky., earned the award for least active city, residents and the mayor took to the streets to boast their win in a Sedentary Parade.
There was a whole lot of lethargy at the Sedentary Parade in Lexington, Ky., earlier this fall. The parade -- a wink at the city being named America’s least active by Men’s Health magazine -- was led by Mayor Jim Gray, who propped his feet up on a motorized couch and coffee table. Marching bands in pajamas listlessly slogged through the parade route, pretending to fall asleep in the street. The parade ended with a festival on healthy living, with more than 70 organizations demonstrating calorie-burning activities like soccer and dance. Gray told the Lexington Herald-Leader he agrees the city is “not the healthiest.” “We’ve got things to work on,” he said. “Sometimes we have to poke fun at ourselves to improve ourselves.”
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
LATEST HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES HEADLINES
How Are States Using Welfare Funding? Often, Not to Help People Work.2 hours ago
In Maine, Winning the Lottery Now Means Losing Food Stamps5 hours ago
Obamacare Premiums Rise Again, But So Do Subsidies1 day ago
Citing Supreme Court Ruling, Virginia Removes Abortion Restrictions1 day ago
Why's It So Hard to Connect Health to Social Factors?1 day ago
New York Negotiates National Settlement to Make Addiction-Fighting Drugs Easier to Get2 days ago