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Healthy Neighborhood Lowers Obesity Level
2013-06-07 09:11:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neighborhoods that include restaurants and businesses that support healthy eating choices can make a “measurable” difference in the battle against obesity, according to a new study led by researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Amy Auchincloss, an assistant professor at the Philadelphia-based institution, and her colleagues conducted a five-year study analyzing the impact that a neighborhood...

2013-05-21 23:23:45

While New Jersey´s self-proclaimed “Smart Realtor,” Lina Panza, loves walkable neighborhoods for many reasons, one of her favorite aspects of walkable places is the positive effect walkable environments have on health. In light of the current childhood obesity epidemic that plagues the United States, Panza urges homebuyers to consider walkable living. Montclair, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Leading New Jersey real estate agent, Lina Panza, is a fierce advocate for...

Permitted Left Turns Present Serious Danger For Pedestrians
2013-04-03 12:03:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Executing a ℠permitted´ left turn while driving through your neighborhood can be a risky maneuver. These are different from the ℠protected´ left turns, which are indicated by a solid green arrow. Permitted left turns are allowed when there´s a break in oncoming traffic. This means drivers who attempt this tricky turn may only be focused on cars hurtling towards them and not other potential risks —...

2012-04-11 09:31:59

Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  The prevalence of obesity puts children at greater risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and other illnesses, and of suffering severe obesity as adults.  New study results indicate that where a child lives, including factors...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Walk Score® today announced that more than 10,000 real estate websites are using its neighborhood mapping and data services to market their properties. This represents a 250 percent increase over the past year. Walk Score delivers four million scores per day across their network of partner sites, making it the leading measure of neighborhood walkability. Today's release of "America's Most Walkable Cities and...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York has been named America's most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score®, in its list of America's Most Walkable Cities and Neighborhoods. Miami, Minneapolis and Oakland are new additions to the top ten. Walk Score also rates the walkability of 2,500 cities and 10,000 neighborhoods. Walk Score's ten most walkable cities for 2011 include: 1) New York, 2) San Francisco, 3) Boston, 4) Chicago, 5) Philadelphia, 6) Seattle, 7)...


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