Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health
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|Thu, 03-15-2012 - 8:55am|
Do you live near a park? Do you have sidewalks and a well lighted area to walk? If you do-it may be helping your heart. According to Health Day News:
"The most significant neighborhood factors that lead to ideal [cardiovascular] health were access to recreational resources like parks and trails where people can walk in safety and comfort, and the availability of healthy foods," study author Erin Unger, a medical student at Northwestern University, said in an American Heart Association (AHA) news release.
"These are some of the first findings showing that your neighborhood influences your overall cardiovascular health," READ MORE