Monday, October 27, 2014
The transit workout
Want to lose a few pounds? The answer may be as simple as taking the bus to work.
A recent study found that people who don't drive to work--no matter how much or how little they otherwise exercise--are likely to weigh an average of five to seven pounds less than someone in a car.
"Public transport use involves a greater level of incidental physical activity than we commonly assume," says lead author Ellen Flint, a research fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. "Walking from your home to the bus stop, standing in a busy train carriage, sprinting up the station stairs to change platforms; a public transport journey usually involves more exertion than traveling by car."
Posted by Admin at 8:54 AM