Delaware real-estate trainers have to take time off from their busy schedules and get out and exercise regularly, and they’re frustrated with the state’s lack of physical activity, a survey shows.
They’re frustrated that they have to spend more time on physical activities and more time trying to find a good spot for exercise, such as a gym or a fitness center.
“We’re not really doing the right things with the exercise that we do,” said Kevin Koepp, director of physical training for the Greater Wilmington Real Estate Training Center.
“The training is too physical, and it’s too expensive.”
In February, the Delaware Real Estate Association released a report that found the state has the lowest levels of physical exercise among all states.
That study, which also found Delaware ranked near the bottom of the nation for physical activity levels, also found physical activity rates have declined in the last two years.
“It’s not a great place to be, particularly if you are a family with kids,” Koeffs said.
“In our home we’re not physically active.
We’re pretty sedentary, and we don’t have a lot of time to go out and do physical activities.”
The state has a history of poor health and physical activity The state’s population is growing, and in part because of that, physical activity has been declining.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American adult in 2016 was inactive for roughly one hour a day, about three times the national average.
In 2017, the CDC reported that adults were inactive for two hours a day.
According for 2016, about 7.6 million adults and 1.6 billion children were obese.
And while many of the states most active population is younger, it’s not the only state struggling with the issue.
According a 2016 study by the National Center for Health Statistics, Delaware ranked 27th out of 29 states in physical activity and obesity rates.
“I think we have a very different approach than we do in other states,” Kowkes said.
The state is struggling to figure out how to build up a physical activity program.
“You’ve got to figure that out from the top to the bottom,” he said.
Koekeffs and others are trying to figure it out too, with a $300,000 grant from the Del.
State Budget Board to hire more physical-training instructors.
They also hope to find better training spots for kids, and for the first time, to put on a program specifically for people with physical-disabilities.
“There’s a lot to be done, but we’ve got a great opportunity,” Koes said.
A lot of the equipment is in the city, so we know we need to invest in it, but the more we invest in the physical-tourism industry and our people and our facilities, the more it’s going to be effective.
Development Corporation is currently reviewing the proposal for the Wilmington Regional Park, but Koepps said he expects to receive the final design by the end of the month.
We have a really good community and we have good people here who can help us make sure our parks are a place that’s safe and enjoyable for everyone,” Kolepp said.”
A lot of our people need to have a little bit more support.
We have a really good community and we have good people here who can help us make sure our parks are a place that’s safe and enjoyable for everyone,” Kolepp said.