The way you get to work could affect your weight

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
People who walk, bike or use public transportation to get to work are less likely to be overweight than those who travel by car.

Men who were active commuters weighed an average of six pounds less than their peers who drove to work, while active women averaged five and a half fewer pounds.

(NBC) - A new study suggests how you get to work each day could have an effect on your weight.

British researchers surveyed over 7,000 working adults about their daily commute, and recorded their BMI and body fat measurements.

They found people who walked, biked or used public transportation to get to work were less likely to be overweight than those who traveled by car.

In fact, men who were active commuters weighed an average of six pounds less than their peers who drove to work, while active women averaged five and a half fewer pounds.

Experts say these differences were larger than those seen in many diet and exercise plans used to prevent obesity.


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