Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl: A National Analysis of Physical Activity, Obesity and Chronic Disease

Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl: A National (US) Analysis of Physical Activity, Obesity and Chronic Disease By Barbara McCann, Smart Growth America You can’t blame it all on North American fast food… This is a striking report, available online, which draws very real connections between urban development patterns and levels of human obesity and health problems. The US-based report found that “people living in counties marked by sprawling development are likely to walk less and weigh more than people who live in less sprawling counties…(and) more likely to suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure).” Click on the link below to view the whole report. Click here to learn more about Smart Growth America.
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