Health Bit: Options Are Good For Your Waistline and Your Brain

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It may seem intuitive that taking transit or commuting via bike or foot would be healthier than sitting behind the wheel of a car, but now research proves it. According to a study in the British Medical Journal, “men and women who commuted to work by active and public modes of transport had significantly lower body mass index (BMI) and percentage body fat than their counterparts who used private transport.”

At the same time, researchers in Montreal found that people who walk, take the train, or bike to work reported greater satisfaction with their commutes than their traffic-bound counterparts.

So if you’re looking for a reason to break up with your car, at least for rush hour, consider those health findings.

 

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