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Overcoming Barriers to Walking
Fifteen to 20 women in Anacostia—one of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.—take an invigorating 3.3 mile walk every Saturday morning as part the Just Walk club sponsored by the neighborhood’s Community Wellness Collective. Khadijah Tribble, a public health consultant, shows me the route starting at the Anacostia Arts Center, which follows battered sidewalks and crosses streets with roaring traffic until reaching a walking path along the Anacostia River.