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Report: More sidewalks, healthier people

February 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Fixing our nation's health insurance system won't automatically make us all healthier -- but researchers have weighed in with ideas on how to help.Can sidewalks really make us healthier? Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation say yes. More sidewalks and better transportation would allow more people to get to the doctor's office.

Their report adds it's not enough to tell people to eat right and exercise when there are no fresh food markets or safe neighborhoods to walk around.

Their conclusion -- improve people's daily lives, and you'll also improve their health.

 

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