Heavy? Your neighborhood may be to blame
Those built before 1950 help keep you skinnier by encouraging walking
A new study found that the year your neighborhood was built may be just as important as diet and exercise for shedding pounds. Those who live in neighborhoods built before 1950 are trimmer than their counterparts who reside in more modern communities, the study reported.
This MSNBC story makes sense. If you live in a neighborhood that was created when people walked most places, then many places are still walkable.
Old Neighborhood = Everyday Sustainable = Healthy