I have lived in Santa Barbara my whole life. It's a great place if you like the outdoors. The ocean and mountains are both 10 minutes away. It's easy to get around by bicycle, easy to get around on foot, great weather almost all the time. At one point I considered a move to Atlanta. I went to visit. If I were to ride a bicycle or walk in Atlanta I'd surely be killed by a car. There were no bike lanes and no sidewalks and despite not being afraid to "take the lane" when I ride a bike, I knew those drivers would kill me on purpose. We had to drive two hours to find mountains. I don't know where the ocean was. You couldn't walk from anyplace that had houses to anyplace that had grocery stores. I tried to pretend it would be okay, after all it was my boyfriend who was there being interviewed for a job and I wanted to be supportive, but I couldn't keep myself from bursting into tears. I just couldn't live there if I could never go outside and ride my bike or take a walk. I could never live my life so dependent upon my car. I think this is one of many reasons Americans are fat.
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Why Are So Many People in America Fat?