Study links older, walkable areas to lower risk of obesity
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.
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
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.