Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Study - US: Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off

They found that neighborhood type did seem to be correlated to body weight. For example, a man of average size -- 6 feet tall weighing 200 pounds -- weighed 10 pounds less if he lived in an older, more walkable neighborhood. A woman of average size -- 5'5" tall weighing 149 pounds -- was six pounds lighter if she lived in a similar area versus a newer, less pedestrian-friendly locale.

1 comment:

Vivian, VIA Rail's virtual tour guide said...

I recently came across a website that calculates the walkability score of your neighbourhood.

Try it out - it's pretty cool!