Active commuting associated with a reduced BMI

Active commuting is associated with a reduced BMI and lower percentage of body fat, when compared with travelling by car, according to a recent study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Businessman cycling to work

Those cycling, walking, or travelling by train or bus to work were all found to weigh less on average than those commuting by car.

The study aimed to examine the relationship between commuting and obesity in mid-life, using data collected from over 150,000 men and women in the UK between the ages of 40 and 69.

Read the report here

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