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New York City engaged multiple agencies to help shape a more active city, engaging officials in parks and recreation, planning, transportation and public works. Though it is daunting when looking at the trends, increasing physical activity can come as a co-benefit to other targeted measures aimed at making cities more sustainable and livable. The examples of Mexico City and Rio je Janeiro serve as important examples, yet they too can go further in promoting physical activity. It is important that city leaders recognize the importance of increasing physical activity now and actively look for these co-beneficial opportunities. Connecting this important work to health can be one way to ensure continued progress and scale up success.

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