10 Ways Mayor Turner is Promoting Health in Houston


It is no surprise that HFR’s Man of the Year 2019 continues to put in the work to make his city: Houston, TX a healthier city. Mayor Sylvester Turner has worked diligently and tirelessly to promote health and wellness for the city despite his busy schedule. He has done everything from accepting fitness challenges to dance-offs, to creating more bike lanes in the city. We could go on and on about all of Mayor’s Turner’s efforts, so we provided a shortlist of top 10 ways Sylvester Turner has promoted health in Houston:

Mayor Turner has helped revitalize Discovery Green. The park is now gaining national recognition for its oasis-like atmosphere and opportunities for people to participate in healthy activities in the city.

Art is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and Mayor turner has been attending the Houston Art Fest to help draw awareness to its benefits. The festival additionally helps support and fund non-profit organizations.

Mayor turner is making sure that Houston is the nation’s best location for middle class families. One of the greatest ways he is doing this is by making sure Houston is a place where families can spend time together participating in healthy activities.

Mayor Turner is backing and drawing awareness to research programs such as this treatment developed at Rice University.

He supports the revitalization and renovation of Memorial Park, whose world-class municipal golf course will host the 2020 Houston Open.

One of the initiatives Mayor Turner is Involved in is children’s asthma research. He has been speaking on effected children’s behalf and participating in projects to help draw awareness to the public health issue.

Another area where Mayor Turner is active is in Mental Health. He is asking that people recognize the signs of mental illness so we can help our loved ones receive help.

Mayor Turner acknowledges that being physically active is very important and getting outside and participating in neighborhood events is a way to get moving. Here he is getting active at Sunday Street HTX with fellow Houstonians.

Here is Mayor Turner getting active with Houston residents. Encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle at the KASHouston festival.

Mayor Turner is putting climate change solutions at the forefront, so we can all have cleaner air and better health- a big deal in a city that has so many cars!

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