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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hike & Bike Trails Improve Neighborhood Fitness [Daily RX]


Children from low-income households are at a higher risk for obesity, but one way communities can reduce this risk is to add high-quality trails to low-income neighborhoods.
A study looking at the differences in levels of physical activity among kids in two different low-income neighborhoods found that the shape, length, width and overall planning of the sidewalk features makes a difference.
Hike & bike trails makes it easier to exercise regularly.
The study was led by Gregory Heath, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., an assistant provost for research and engagement at the University of Tennesee at Chattanooga and a professor of health and human performance and medicine at the school's College of Medicine.

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