June 21, 2021

Neighborhoods Are Healthiest When Everything Is Walking Distance

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Researchers from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have compared overweight, obesity, and diabetes rates among urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, with a more walkable design to those in less walkable neighborhoods. Their findings show that the rates of these conditions tend to be lower in neighborhoods that promote physical activity via walking than in areas where cars are the main source of transportation.