Living in an urban community may affect your physical health. According to Urban Health and Physical Activity
, there are not many physical and recreational activities common in urban areas. One of the reasons is the easy accessibility of transportation. That being said, a person's environment affects their physical fitness as in urban areas, street alignment often results in fewer or more steps. “Streets organized in a grid pattern” results in more frequent walking.
Physical activity and physical environment are two aspects that work hand in hand. Studies have shown that residing in areas of poverty and high unemployment may cause artery disease. Additionally, it can also cause other long-term diseases such as depression. Children need to be aware of their environment and stay physically active; the human body is only as clean as the brain.