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It's about where you live!

Old 12-07-05, 12:26 PM
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It's about where you live!

We've had enough of good advice. The real secret to fitness is to live in an environment that encourages it.

...In a study published last year, scientists at the RAND Corp. scored 38 metropolitan areas on the "sprawl index"—basically a measure of their dependence on cars...

Statistically, a person living in Boston or San Francisco was healthier than an identical person in Atlanta or San Bernardino. Without even trying, the folks in those more-compact communities were apparently exercising enough to ward off chronic illness...

Every aspect of our lifestyles—what we eat, whether we smoke, how much we exercise—is shaped by our surroundings. If you live in a subdivision, work in an office park and can't buy a stamp without getting on the interstate, going with the flow is enough to make you sick...
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I think in Atlanta's case, it has less to do with sprawl, and more to do with chicken fried steaks.
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Hey, wait just a minute. Let's not bad mouth chicken fried steak. I'm from Texas and you're just trying to start a fight, aint ya!

-I do at least use olive oil some times
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