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According to a research study lead by the University of British Columbia, people who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks and other pedestrian amenities tend to weigh less than people who live in more isolated, car-dependent areas. So why is it that nearly one fourth of people in the Atlanta area are exercise enthusiasts, but have to live in neighborhoods without sidewalks or other accommodations? Not only is this a problem in Atlanta, but it’s one that is widespread throughout the United States. Because of this, researchers are now suggesting the need for more sidewalks to accommodate those who would like to go walking and jogging.

Read more about the research study at CNN Health.

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