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Ironic Study: Not owning a car can make you fatter. Sorta.

by Frank Filipponio (RSS feed) on Sep 20th, 2009 at 4:25PM

Can not owning a car make you fatter? Iteems conventional wisdom would have it that people who don't own cars might tend to get more exercise having to walk everywhere they go, no? No. Well not completely, at least according to a new study that appears in the September issue of the Journal of Urban Health. While the study doesn't imply that walking isn't good exercise, it does take a closer look at where those people without cars are walking to. And if you happen to live in a poorer neighborhood, you're probably walking to a fast food restaurant, which is bad. It's not a novel idea to think... Read More

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