Do We Look Fat And These Suburbs?

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In his essay “Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs?” included in the August 2014 edition of the Atlantic Monthly Magazine, senior editor of The Atlantic, James Hamblin raises question about if street networks are what contributed to obesity. Hamlin’s piece suggest that dense, more urban areas tend promote a healthier lifestyle because places in cities are in close walking distance as to those in suburbs where places are usually only assessable by car. With sprawling subdivisions on the raise and the obesity rate only growing, heart healthy cities will soon be a thing of the past. Hamblin make claims that he has somewhat become obsessed with counting steps and that sights of a Fitbit makes him feel nervous. They drive people to be competitive to walk harder and to work more. Anything less than a Fitbit would just copy cake knock that is just be pointless and not even worth time. Also, he speaks on the matter about how those who live in Venice, Italy, tend to be healthier, even with eating pasta and drinking wine all day. This is because they walk everywhere due to the lack space for roads or cars. He believe that small, roads is something that can led to a city becoming healthier. Hamblin chose to speak to those who have constructed research on the matter of street networking and Hamblin was able to find out serval key facts about how cities are actually healthier than sparser areas. How dense, how many other cities, and the layout the cities are three main factors that are

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