3. Take A Good Look Around Your Neighbourhood
David Berrigan, a cancer-prevention specialist at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, has discovered that people who live in houses that are at least 27 years old are about 50 percent more likely than people who live in newer houses to walk over 1.5 kilometres some 20 times a month.
The reason? Older houses tend to be located in older neighbourhoods that incorporate a mix of homes, workplaces and shops, as well as denser, more-interconnected networks of streets. “That means people walk places,”he says. In many newer neighbourhoods, destinations are simply too far away, so they hop in the car.