Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk: Study, World News & Top Stories

The world’s urban population is growing, with more than half (54.5 per cent) of the total population living in cities. That figure is expected to rise to 60 per cent by 2030, with one in three living in cities with at least half-a-million inhabitants.

Designing and retrofitting cities to promote active lifestyles could therefore have significant repercussions for the health of urban populations and governments’ expenditure worldwide, said Dr Sarkar.

“Well-designed cities of today will be healthy cities of tomorrow.”