Health Bit: How to Combat That Growing Waistline

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According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the waistlines of Americans grew by more than an inch from between 2000 and 2012.

But there’s good news – we know an easy way to counter that trend, and you can make it part of your workday! Commuters who use options are fitter than those who drive to work. Bike commuters tend to lose an average of 13 pounds in their first year of biking to work, and a British study recently confirmed that people who commute to work by active and public modes of transport had lower body mass and lower body fat than those who drove.

So if you want to lose some of that waistline, a good way to start may be to rethink your commute and start using options.

Want to hear more about the connections between health and community design? Go to Lunch with Dr. Richard Jackson October 29th.

 

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