How Walkable Neighborhoods Can Reduce Obesity

The lifestyle choices an individual makes on a daily basis have a significant effect on that person’s waistline and overall wellness. However, some scientific studies have also demonstrated the importance of city planning and policy improvements for the health of a population.

When you watch this video, you’ll hear about several studies that explored the effects on the walkability of neighborhoods on the residents’ health. The researchers determined that the most walkable neighborhoods had more residents who maintained a healthy weight and had lower rates of diabetes. Walkable neighborhoods are defined as those that are not only pedestrian-friendly, but also encourage walking by placing local stores and services within walking distance.

At West Hills Hospital, our healthcare team strives to empower area residents to make informed decisions for their health by offering regular classes and events . West Hills residents can call us at (818) 676-4000 or visit our website to learn more about our services, including spine care, maternity care, and burn services.

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