It’s official: Albert Lea certified a Blue Zones city

Congratulations to Albert Lea on their Blue Zones Community® certification. Dan Buettner said about Albert Lea, “This community has set the stage for a movement that is turning the tide of obesity and chronic disease in communities across the country. Because of Albert Lea’s commitment, we know that sustainable well-being is more than possible — it’s the natural course when the environment makes healthy choices easier.”

Albert Lea made changes like enhancing streets to support walking and biking, adopting policies to drive down tobacco use and starting simple workplace programs that promote health and social interaction.

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