Urban planners and architects' goal is to make life easier and more comfortable.
Making transportation an easier option than walking.
the distribution of the functions such as schools hospitals and all are so far apart that they don't take part in the community.
before people tend to walk more since everything was in a walking distance. They have made being indoor more comfortable for us so much that we virtually choose not to leave it.
Most Helpful Guy
Meh not really it's more attributed to the massive amount of immigrants coming in from Mexico and Latin America which are some of the most obese countries in the world more so then us. Not only that but it also has to do with just simply being lazy, just because people put toys in to make life more easier doesn't mean you have to use em. It's your choice to live that kind of lifestyle.
Aging also has to do with it, not so much in my state but others, as aging makes it hard to keep in shape. but again this partly goes with life style choices. Stress, jobs and poverty also play a part like impoverished inner city areas.
But mostly it comes down to life choice and decisions in daily life that's the main reason. It's all about choices, you can choose to eat crappy or you can choose not to you can choose to take a walk or several walks a day or none at all. You can choose to embrace a comfy and sedentary lifestyle or you can choose a harder and more active one. All comes down to choice.1
Most Helpful Girl
I would say this, there's more junk food stores within walking distance compared to healthy food stores. I live in Houston and there's at least 20 fast food joints, and 30 gas stations with "food marts" within 4-5 miles in all directions from my house.
I think what's contributing to obesity is the accessibility of junk food. If we were to reverse and put MORE healthy food in stores, cheaper, AND within walking distance or a short drive, and made all these fast food restaurants and convienient gas stations a longer drive and more expensive, obesity will go down significantly.
The main culprit is accessibility. Because accessibility influences people to buy it or not to buy it.1