Can The Suburbs Make You Thin?

Many people think, and some research shows, that life in the suburbs make you fat. Now comes new research from Australia that the suburbs actually make you thin.
May 15, 2006, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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It appears that having a large backyard to romp around in the early years has lifelong health benefits. So, a larger 'footprint' in the way of low density living works out to a smaller 'footprint' all the rest of your days in terms of how much it will take to support your appetite.

"Preliminary data from the Flinders University Achieving a Healthy Home Environment study, which surveyed the homes and lifestyles of 280 southern suburbs families, found the size and set-up of homes contributed largely to how fit and healthy young children were."

Thanks to Peter Gordon

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Published on Monday, May 15, 2006 in The Advertiser (Australia)
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