Did you see this news story?
Researchers at Drexel University studied how neighborhoods can influence the risk of diabetes. They actually found that "healthier" neighborhoods have a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes.
How did they judge if a neighborhood was healthy? They asked simple questions about opportunities for physical activities and the availability of healthy foods. (And I thought it would be fun to survey our community here to see how you too would answer these questions)
Is it easy or pleasant to walk in your community?
Do local stores carry a large, high-quality selection of fruits, vegetables and other low-fat foods?
Please share your thoughts about your neighborhood. Could your city be doing more? Could local businesses make it easier to eat healthier?
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