Buffalo Niagara Fares Woefully in National Fitness Survey

Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, leads a National Walk at Lunch Day event through downtown Buffalo. He’d like to see more people participate in such events in the wake of a new survey that suggests most Western New Yorkers have a long way to go when it comes to hitting fitness benchmarks. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo)

Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, leads a National Walk at Lunch Day event through downtown Buffalo. He’d like to see more people participate in such events in the wake of a new survey that suggests most Western New Yorkers have a long way to go when it comes to hitting fitness benchmarks. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo)

Erie County, we've got to get moving! Physical activity and exercise can be easily integrated into your daily activities and can be really fun with family and friends. Next time you are out for a walk, invite a friend or family member! Read more about the health disparities in WNY rated on the State of American Well-Being: 2016 community rankings for exercise