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THE TORONTO JOURNAL OF DIABETES CARE PROVIDES COMPELLING EVIDENCE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WALKING TO HEALTH AND WELL BEING. WE DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE GYM TO EXERCISE. WE DO NOT NEED TO PUT ASIDE AN HOUR DAILY TO EXERCISE. WE SIMPLY NEED TO USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT PRESENTS ITSELF TO WALK TO THE STORE, SCHOOL, AND OTHER NEIGHBODHOOD-RELATED ACTIVITIES. DON'T WAIT TO HAVE AN HOUR AVAILABLE TO WALK; USE WHATEVER TIME YOU HAVE; A 15 MINS WALK IS BETTER THAN NOT WALKING.
An Alarmingly Strong Link Between Lack of Walkability and Diabetes
The Atlantic Cities, Emily Badger, 09/19/2012
Many urban planners and activists subscribe to the central belief that a walkable neighborhood is a healthier one, quite literally. After all, if you have the choice to stroll to school, or the corner store, or even just the nearest bus stop, all those steps add up over time, amounting to a more active lifestyle than is possible at the end of a cul-de-sac… Now, a new study out of Toronto just published online in the journal Diabetes Care, adds yet more compelling evidence.
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Community Program May Help Some Obese Kids
Reuters, Genevra Pittman, 09/20/2012
Heavy kids who took part in a program hosted at community YMCAs were able keep off some extra weight and improved their quality of life, including relationships with peers and functioning at school.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/us-obese-kids-idUSBRE88J1... READ ARTICLE HERE
Cutting Out Soda Curbs Children’s Weight Gain, Studies Show READ
Time, Alice Park, 09/22/2012
Researchers provide the strongest evidence yet that soda and other sugary drinks contribute to the obesity epidemic in children.