Friday, November 17, 2006

Docs call for "Activity-Friendly" cities

Sidewalks, parks and neighborhood stores could be part of the solution to the ever-expanding U.S. waistline, according to a new report.

Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers offer a top-10 list of ways to turn sedentary cities and suburbs into "activity-friendly" communities. The point, they say, is to fight obesity by encouraging people to get more incidental activity into their daily lives.


What can be done?

New book documents the connection between car dependency and poor health and suggests ways to fix our cities "Urban Sprawl and Public Health"

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