Never leave the playground

Parkour is not just for young people: while 74-year old  Stephen Jepson doesn't necessarily identify with the Parkour movement, what he practices is oftentimes very similar to it. Through its Never Leave the Playground effort, Jepson promotes exercises that allow folks to develop better balance, dexterity, and fitness, while reducing their risk of catastrophic accidental falls and delaying the onset of neurological disorders. Watching videos of Jepson in action, it is not hard to notice how the environment in which he lives is highly conducive to his active lifestyle, as he takes advantage of bike pathways, walking trails, playground equipment, stairs, and other built environment features that support active living.