Home > Newsletters > Weekly > Weekly health update: Meet the 2015 Miss Deaf SA beauties, The Atkins Diet made easy, Put together your own natural first aid kit Updated 04 April 2013 A fitness-friendly world Imagine a world that is designed to help us be active. 0 With the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour a couple of days away, our roads have suddenly sprouted groups of cyclists getting in some last-minute training. As a motorist, I am happy to accommodate them and keep a wide passing distance, but I do pity them sometimes when they are over-shadowed by an over-zealous bus or truck.I'd love to think of a world which is designed to encourage physical activity. Here are some things that would work for me:* More cycle paths in all areas, and also a lot more walkways for those of us who prefer feet to wheels.* Visible policing in all areas so we don't have to be scared of being mugged when we're out and about.* Pavements on all roads so people don't have to walk in the street to the bus stop or train station.* Activity-friendly buildings with stairs that are not blocked by a fire door. If I want to take the stairs in my building I will set off an alarm and the entire building will probably evacuate.* Roof-top parks for inner-city workers to take a stroll or jog in their lunch hours.* Pedestrian-friendly bridges over busy roads.What else would help to make our world more activity-friendly? We'd love to hear from you - mail us and your opinion may be published on Health24.(Photo of cycling woman from Shutterstock) Adele Hamilton More: WeeklyWeekly health update: Meet the 2015 Miss Deaf SA beauties, The Atkins Diet made easy, Put together your own natural first aid kit advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Eczema? Would you consider taking a bleach bath? Parenting Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence News Mom’s life is ruined after mystery sickness makes her look anorexic Parenting Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.