Because they’re fit!
CoolTowns are designed for walking. A new study says the more people drive, the more out of shape they get. The findings:
For every extra 30 minutes commuters drove each day, they had a 3 percent greater chance of being obese.
People who lived less than a half mile from shops were 7 percent less likely to be obese.
About 91 percent of the people surveyed said they didn’t walk to destinations. This coincides with the fact that 64.5% of Americans are overweight.
Suburban, white men typically weighed about 10 pounds more than men who lived in dense urban areas with shops and services (ie CoolTowns!)
The study based on a survey of 10,500 metro Atlanta residents is expected to appear in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.