A long-term study shows that people who live in new housing developments that provide access to public transportation, parks and nearby shops are more likely to walk regularly and improve their over-all health. Lead researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing at the University of Melbourne reports that walking increased among residents of new housing developments in Perth,Western Australia. His team surveyed more than 1,400 participants building homes before relocation in new housing developments and about 12 months later. The investigators found that the residents’ physical activity increased by an extra five to six […]Continue reading New Housing Developments Encourage Walking
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