Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of overweight and diabetic people by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes.
Canadian researchers studied more than three million people in 8,777 neighborhoods in urbanized areas of Ontario, ranking them for walkability on a 100-point scale that measures population density, numbers of facilities within walking distance of residences and how well connected their webs of streets are.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, these are the leading causes of death for infants and preschoolers. Awareness is key
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