Crosswalk

A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives conclude that walkable communities may excess weight gain in children.

The researchers state. “overall, built environment characteristics that may increase walkability were associated with lower BMI z-scores in a large sample of children. Modifying existing built environments to make them more walkable may reduce childhood obesity”.

Read more about the article: Characteristics of Walkable Built Environment and BMI z-scores in Children: Evidence from a Large Electronic Health Record Database

Photo by: John Verwey

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