March 5, 2007 Walkable Communities
A recent study by the University of Washington confirms what we all intuitively know…people living in walkable communities are more active. Dr. Eric Larson, executive director of Group Health’s Center for Health Studies and a co-author of the study, said the research shows you “have a higher chance of walking for exercise – from 30 percent to 600 percent in some comparisons – when you live in a more walkable neighborhood.” You can read the UW news article here.
We will be talking much more about this subject in a few weeks at our Midyear Conference in St. George (April 12-13th). We are especially looking forward to our Midyear feature speakers, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and also Mark Fenton, host of PBS series America’s Walking. Contact Brian Hall in our office or visit our website for more information regarding the conference.