Neighborhoods That Encourage Walking Reduce Obesity and Diabetes
In an earlier post, Why Walking is Good, Walking is Good because anyone can do it at any age and any fitness level. Plus it is good for your heart, your head and your wallet. Here is why Walking is extremely good for post-transplant patients – 2-3 weeks after my surgery, I started with walking and am still doing it. An exercise recommended by most Renal doctors. I intend to continue my Walking for the rest of my life.
My latest post demonstrates the importance of neighborhood planning and walking contributing to the reduction of Obesity and Diabetes.
In accordance to the article from American Diabetes Association, some important points are as follow:
· Base on a 10-year period study in Canada, more "walkability" spaces within the neighborhoods would lead to lower risk of developing diabetes.
· Diabetes fell 7% but rise 6% for those who live in least walkable neighborhoods.
· Overweight and obesity fell by 9% for those live in most walkable neighborhoods.