Neighborhood Sidewalks Promote Good Health Neighborhood Sidewalks Promote Good Health
University of Michigan School of Public Health
According to a new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, people in neighborhoods with nice sidewalks, are more active.
Jamila L. Kwarteng, a school representative, says "While a number of studies have looked at the presence of sidewalks and their association with physical activity, very few have examined the condition of the sidewalk".
Kwarteng led the study which surveyed 919 adults in Detroit’s poor and middle-class neighborhoods. The study asked people how much they exercised and how often they participated in physical activity.