Public Health director backs calls for more walking and cycling
The Island's Director of Public Health believes an increase in active travel would help some Manx residents improve their mental health.
Dr Henrietta Ewart was speaking at an event unveiling the priority routes for the Government's strategy to increase the number of people walking or cycling on everyday journeys.
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The aim is to have a fifth of the population using active travel regularly by the 2021 census.
Dr Ewart believes the advantages of exercise can be overlooked: