When Irma Vasquez’s legs began to swell about a year ago, she attributed it to water retention because of a salty diet. “My legs felt very heavy, and I had a lot of trouble walking,” said the 60-year-old former certified nurse’s assistant.
Studies suggest that Latino kids have fewer opportunities to engage in physical activity than their white counterparts.
Latino kids also are less likely than white kids to meet federal recommendations of at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day due to fewer parks and other active spaces, fewer school- or community-based physical activity programs, and differing parenting styles.
On July 13, 2013, the San Antonio Housing Authority hosted the Mission Road Bike Ride. An estimated 60 bicyclists, from toddlers in bike trailers to senior citizens, rode from SAHA's offices on Flores St. through the neighborhoods to Mission Concepcion, less than 3 miles away.