New research has proved that home is where the heart is the healthiest. A University of Michigan study,published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, hoped to examine different neighborhoods and see how positivity affects heart health. What they discovered was pretty interesting.
Examining past research
Prior research focused on literal characteristics in a neighborhood that could take a toll on the heart, such as the prevalence of fast food restaurants or criminal activity. However, the U-M researchers discovered that behavioral characteristics also affected heart health. Neighborhoods that boasted close-knit communities, especially senior communities, and residents who …read more