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WALKABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS LINKED TO BRAIN HEALTH


You already know that living in a walkable neighborhood can have a positive effect on physical health.

But the lifestyle just might be beneficial to your brain too. Results from a pilot study by University of Kansas professor Amber Watts found promising signs that living in walkable neighborhoods could help older adults perform better on cognition tests.

A more comprehensive study is on the way. See: www.fastcoexist.com/3039276/want-to-stop-your-brain-from-getting-old-live-in-a-walkable-neighborhood

If you’re interested in moving to a walkable neighborhood or wonder how walkable your current neighborhood is, check Walk Score (www.walkscore.com). The site scores the walkability of cities and neighborhoods and also lets you type in specific addresses to see how accessible – by foot – a condo or house is to grocery stores, transit, coffee shops, and so forth.