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From workplaces, schools and neighborhoods designed to encourage exercise to advertising campaigns promoting healthy foods, the places we live and the information we receive about food and exercise have a profound effect on our well-being.

Architects, a former NFL star, a nun and others spoke at a Washington Post Forum June 18 about efforts outside of traditional health care improving the health of Americans. Join the conversation and watch video highlights from the forum below.

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Former NFL star Herman Moore

 

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore talks about working with kids as a health, education and fitness ambassador in Michigan.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 6:36 pm
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Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak

 

Acting Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak says society should go back to walking. “Think about it as a patriotic duty for the good of our nation.”

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 6:18 pm
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's David J. Erickson

 

David Erickson is the director of the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He says, “Your body is essentially the sum record of your challenges and responsibilities.”

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 6:17 pm
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

 

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., describes how the environment and climate change are inextricably linked to health.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 6:15 pm
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Sen. Roger Wicker

 

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., tells Post political reporter Chris Cillizza about progress made in cutting the state’s obesity rates.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 6:13 pm
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Sister Susan Vickers

 

Sister Susan Vickers is the vice president of community health at California-based Dignity Health. She says the perception of lending in low-income communities is riskier than the reality.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:19 am
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Brookings Institution senior fellow Alice Rivlin

 

Economist Alice Rivlin says we should be healthy because it’s good for us, not because it’s good for the economy.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:16 am
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Architect Margaret Montgomery

 

Margaret Montgomery, sustainability leader for NBBJ — a global architecture, planning and design firm, talks about designing within the confines of an older building.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:12 am
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Stantec Urban Group leader David Dixon

 

As cities become more walkable and livable, more and more affluent individuals and families are migrating back, says David Dixon, head of Stantec’s new Urban Group.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:09 am
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Dr. Matthew Trowbridge and designer Dina Sorensen

 

Designer Dina Sorensen and pediatrician Dr. Matthew Trowbridge talk about collaborating across disciplines to renovate an elementary school in Buckingham County, Va. that now encourages students to eat healthy and exercise.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:05 am
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