Neighborhood can impact weight

Study links older, walkable areas to lower risk of obesity

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  • Anonymous
    Aug. 8, 2008 8:10 p.m.

    I have over the past year tried to become more active because I realized that my lack of activity was starting to affect my family. We have been making progress but in the meantime I realized how our surrounding area isn't exactly pedestrian friendly. I can see why it could be a deterrent as in some cases walking would require walking on roadways instead of sidewalks. I hope the information in this article gets passed around. Small changes could make a big difference.

  • excuses
    Aug. 3, 2008 5:38 p.m.

    I love how obese people now have all kinds of excuses like DNA and environment to smokescreen the true causes of their obesity: laziness and poor eating habits.

  • big boy
    Aug. 3, 2008 5:02 p.m.

    I weigh almost 400 lbs. and in truth it is because I never exercise and I consume large quantities of sugary, fatty foods (usually while watching t.v.). But I think I'll start using the lack of "walkability" in my neighborhood as an excuse for my obesity.