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Ditch the car to lose weight

Ditch the car to lose weight

Anyone that’s purposely lost a bit of weight will know that in most cases its a combination of small changes & actions that usually deliver the best results. How you travel to work each day may even be another opportunity to shed a few more kilo’s!

A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that participants lost on average about 1kg over a two year period when they caught public transport instead of driving a car. The longer the commute the greater the weight loss, “For those with a commute of more than 30 minutes, there was an average reduction of 2.25 BMI units, or around 7 kg (over one stone) for the average person” said Mr Adam Martin, lead health economist at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School in the UK.

Of-course the above is dependent on the availability of reliable public transport options.

Citation: MacGill, Markus. “When a switch to public transport could help with weight loss.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 8 May. 2015. Web.

15 Jun. 2015. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/293618.php>

 

   

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