2S is a statewide event that encourages all forms of physical activity in the comforts of local community, and is designed to get Kentuckians on their feet and moving
Communities across Kentucky are planning an event from so that residents can bike, walk, run, play and participate in fun and healthy activities. 2S is a statewide campaign that will serve as a catalyst for improving Kentucky's health status and can become a template for nationwide awareness. The idea originated in Bogota, Columbia where officials close more than 70 miles of roads to vehicles, opening them to local residents for exercise every Sunday. Several communities have presented similar events, but Kentucky is the first state.
Kentucky is consistently ranked among the top 10 states for obesity and obesity-related diseases. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, and arthritis. 2S presents a message of change from being a state of spectators to one of active participants. Organized by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension and community partners, 2S sends a compelling message that Kentucky is serious about improving its residents' health and promoting physical activity.
Experiencing a fun-filled day of activities in existing roadways can be the catalyst for local communities to actively pursue convenient and safe places for physical activity the other 364 days of the year. 2S can serve as the first step in improving the physical, environmental and economic health of all Kentuckians.
2S is a platform to showcase community programs that are positively affecting the community's health, economy and environment. Collaborative alliances amongst businesses, organizations, and the community are an effective and efficient way to achieve growth objectives, stimulate the economy, and create synergy. Affiliating yourself with 2S will help mobilize an effort to show your local community some fun, simple ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life and build a compelling inexpensive case for investment in trails, sidewalks, smart streets, parks, etc. We sincerely hope that you will take the opportunity to join community partners in support of sending a compelling message of change — from being a state of spectators to one of active participants.
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