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Does your listing’s neighborhood offer walkability? If so, you’ll want to tout the latest findings from a study that show residents who live there are bound to be healthier.

In a new study published in the Lancet, researchers analyzed 14 cities in 10 countries to determine whether or not the cities’ layout contributed to an increase in resident’s health. Researchers tracked the physical activity of 14,222 adult participants over a week using Fitbit-style accelerometers.

“We studied neighborhoods ranging in socioeconomic status and culture,” says lead author James Sallis of the UC San Diego School of Medicine. “Those built with more activity-supportive environmental features had residents who did more physical activity.”