Health Bit: Get With The Beautiful People

Yet more research shows what ought to be intuitive by now – sitting in our cars is tough on mere mortals. More active ways of commuting lead to better health outcomes. “Great,” you might be thinking, “but riding my bike to work isn’t feasible. So why even bother to change my routine?”

Well guess what – according to this latest study, presented to the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association this fall, taking transit might be the healthiest option of all.

“To their surprise, researchers found that those taking the bus or the train had better measures for diabetes, high blood pressure and weight control than even commuters who walked or biked to work. The researchers speculated that the bus and train commuters were actually walking more steps to get to work than those with shorter commutes,” says this articleScreen shot 2015-11-16 at 1.20.44 PM on the new study.

So, if you want to be one of Austin’s beautiful people, join the mobility crowd!

 

 

 

 

 

image via Capital Metro

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