Fighting Obesity With Traffic Calming

The latest news in the impact of the built environment on health: A new study says that children who live within 150 meters of congested roads have higher body mass indexes than kids that do not.

Noah Kazis writes, "The researchers put forward two explanations for why high traffic contributes to obesity. The first is that real or perceived danger from cars reduces walking and biking. The other is that too much traffic contributes to high asthma rates, which make physical activity more difficult and less frequent."

Thanks to Noah Kazis

Full Story: Study: Fewer Cars on the Street = Healthier Kids

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So true

This is very true. The more walkable streets are, the more its citizens will be able to use those streets for exercise.

Providing community wide walking trails that link is another solution.

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