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Subject:

COMMUNITIES : LIFESTYLES : SOCIAL: ISSUES: Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

From:

"David P. Dillard" <[log in to unmask]>

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To support research in sports medicine <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 03:01:54 -0500

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COMMUNITIES :

LIFESTYLES :

SOCIAL: ISSUES:

Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

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Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

By JANE E. BRODY

January 30, 2012, 2:52 pm

New York Times

Well

Tara Parker Pope on Health

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/communities-learn- 
the-good-life-can-be-a-killer/?scp=4&sq=jane%20brody&st=cse

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/6whb8gz

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Developers in the last half-century called it progress when they built 
homes and shopping malls far from city centers throughout the country, 
sounding the death knell for many downtowns. But now an alarmed cadre of 
public health experts say these expanded metropolitan areas have had a far 
more serious impact on the people who live there by creating 
vehicle-dependent environments that foster obesity, poor health, social 
isolation, excessive stress and depression.

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As a result, these experts say, our built environment  where we live, 
work, play and shop  has become a leading cause of disability and death in 
the 21st century. Physical activity has been disappearing from the lives 
of young and old, and many communities are virtual food deserts, serviced 
only by convenience stores that stock nutrient-poor prepared foods and 
drinks.

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According to Dr. Richard J. Jackson, professor and chairman of 
environmental health sciences at the University of California, Los 
Angeles, unless changes are made soon in the way many of our neighborhoods 
are constructed, people in the current generation (born since 1980) will 
be the first in America to live shorter lives than their parents do.

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Although a decade ago urban planning was all but missing from public 
health concerns, a sea change has occurred. At a meeting of the American 
Public Health Association in October, Dr. Jackson said, there were about 
300 presentations on how the built environment inhibits or fosters the 
ability to be physically active and get healthy food.

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In a healthy environment, he said, people who are young, elderly, sick or 
poor can meet their life needs without getting in a car, which means 
creating places where it is safe and enjoyable to walk, bike, take in 
nature and socialize.

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Additional Topics Covered in This Article:

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The Price of Progress

Can Our Suburbs Be Saved?

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Health happens in neighborhoods, not doctors offices, Dr. Jackson states 
in one of the programs.


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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
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http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

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Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
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