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Harley teams up with AOL.com as an AOL Expert

Fitness & Nutrition
Harley is excited to announce he’s joining AOL.com as an AOL Expert, an amazing network of individuals who have great insights, expertise, and insider knowledge on the topics that matter to people everywhere – from health and fitness, to entertainment, style, food, technology, sports and parenting. These AOL Experts represent some of the most informed and innovative voices in their fields and will bring exclusive new content to the AOL.com audience.

Check out his Expert page at http://features.aol.com/harley-pasternak for exclusive video including workout tips and tricks (coming soon!)

Zip Code as Important as Genetic Code in Childhood Obesity

New study results indicate that where a child lives, including factors such as the neighborhood’s walkability, proximity to higher quality parks, and access to healthy food, has an important effect on obesity rates. Researchers found that children living in neighborhoods with favorable neighborhood environment attributes had 59 percent lower odds of being obese.

Nutrition environments were defined based on supermarket availability and concentration of fast food restaurants. Physical activity environments were defined based on environmental factors related to neighborhood walkability and at least one park with more or better amenities for children. Kids that lived in neighborhoods that were poorer in physical activity and nutrition environment had the highest rates of obesity