Thursday, March 29, 2012

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Interesting article over at The Atlantic Cities about the link between obesity, diabetes and a serious lack of physical activity.

"Perhaps the single most alarming public health trend in the United States today is the dramatic rise in the number of people who are overweight and obese, bringing serious risks of heart disease, diabetes and other consequences leading to life impairment and premature death. This is bad enough as it is, but I contend that it is particularly unfortunate that we do not sufficiently recognize the extent to which these trends are caused by environmental factors, particularly the shape of our built environment."

Found via Tim Gill, who wrote a great post about street play, with loads of great links.

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