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Metro Vancouver’s Walkable Neighborhoods Lower Chances Of Paunchiness: Study

A jogger runs along the seawall in Vancouver’s Stanley Park with Coal Harbor and the city in the backgound. (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)



Metro Vancouver inhabitants living in the locale’s most walkable neighborhoods are around a third more averse to be overweight or fat than those living in the district’s more car fixated zones.

Those discoveries come out of a study led by specialist Salman Klar of the Fraser Health Authority and displayed at the current week’s World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver.

Klar says living in walkable regions essentially brings down the chances of being corpulent, which is a noteworthy risk element for TYPE 2 diabetes.


VANCOUVER SEAWALL (Photo: Insapphowetrust/FLICKR)


Klar’s exploration investigates the relationship between body mass index and neighborhood walkability.

Dr. Jat Sandhu of Vancouver Coastal Health says civil organizers would do well to remember these discoveries when outlining healthy neighborhoods.

Information for the study originated from a self-reported study administered principally online somewhere around 2013 and 2014, which focused on British Columbians aged 18 and more.

The Canadian Press. 2015. November 30. Metro Vancouver’s Walkable Neighbourhoods Lower Odds Of Obesity: Study

Oral Roberts University Makes Novel Use of FitBits – The Activity Tracker Wristband


FitBits Activity Tracker



Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has made wearing Fitbits obligatory for all first-years. It’s a fitness wristband that tracks activity done by the wearer. The fitness data of each student will be tracked by the school and will get reflected in their grades.

Oral Roberts reported it “has opened the program up to all students,”. The Christian university claimed the bookstores at the campus have to date sold over 550 Fitbits fitness super watches.

FitBits will track activity of students – on-campus as well as off-campus – and transmit all info that includes details on exercise, food, sleep, and body weight, into Oral Roberts’ learning management system. However, nothing is clear about the amount of physical activity Oral Roberts requires of students.

FitBits will automatically track and submit data about the aerobic activity thus saving students from ”manually logging aerobics points in a fitness journal”.

You can buy this watch for $150.

ELIZABETH CHUCK. 2016, January 30. Oral Roberts University to Track Students’ Fitness Through Fitbits. Retrieved from

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