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Combat Obesity By Creating Healthy Residential Environments

Residents living in high-walkability neighborhoods are more likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than residents located in a low-walkability neighbourhood.

In the physical activity and public health research arena, the interest in the immediate housing and residential neighborhood environment (e.g. crime rates, road safety, street connectivity, footpaths and cycle ways, design and maintenance of neighborhood, visibility of stairs, central shopping facilities, availability of physical recreation facilities) is relatively new.

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