Is Exercise Now A Luxury Item In D.C.? | WAMU

January 06, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On January 6, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Physical activity and gym access by neighborhood in D.C., was cited by WAMU:

Physical activity levels tend to vary widely throughout the city, with the lowest rates in Wards 7 and 8. In those two wards — which also have the most residents living below the federal poverty level — obesity rates are 39.2% and 42% of the population, respectively, according to a 2014 report from the D.C. Department of Health. These are also the areas with the least access to commercial fitness studios, boutique or otherwise.

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