Aug. 19, 2014, Reuters
By Andrew Seaman
People who walk, bike, or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.
The new findings — including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the other “active commuting” modes — point to significant health benefits across society if more people left their cars at home, researchers say.
“It seems to suggest switching your commute mode — where you can build in just a bit of incidental physical activity — you may be able to cut down on your chance of being overweight and achieve a healthier body composition as well,” said Ellen Flint, who led the study. Continue reading