Analysis: Cities with More Walkers, Bike Commuters are Less Obese

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 21, 2012

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirms an alarming trend: We're fat and not getting any slimmer. An estimated 35 percent of U.S. adults are obese, and another third still maintain weights exceeding those deemed healthy. This doesn't bode well for governments and individuals paying insurance premiums, especially with the country's aging population. But there are antidotes to the problem, and among the best could be sidewalks and bike lanes.…

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Can you get people to walk more simply with smart signage?

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 21, 2012

It all started with a series of unsanctioned signs in Raleigh, North Carolina. Matt Tomasulo wanted to encourage residents to rediscover the joys of walking around town, so he put up notices that stated how long it took to get from here to there – “here” and “there” being any number of specially selected locations – on foot. People paid attention, and Walk [Your City] was born. "The larger goal of this project is to…

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New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas launches foundation to fight ... - NOLA.com

Core Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 18, 2012

New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas launches foundation to fight … NOLA.com The New Orleans Saints running back has taken his fight to battling obesity among … "We want to encourage Louisiana, Illinois and Mississippi's communities to … and more »

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World's population is 17 million tons overweight - msnbc.com

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 18, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald Recommended: Report: World’s population is 17 million tons … msnbc.com Obesity is threatening the world’s future food security, according to a study published Monday that calculated the weight of the global population at 316 million … The weight of the world: Researchers weigh human populationFox News Obesity threatens global food reserves, UK study claimsFOX 4 News Obesity creates global hunger pangSydney Morning Herald Telegraph.co.uk all 235 news articles »

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