Drive Less To Lose Weight

Drive Less To Lose Weight Fast food, sugary beverages, TV and video games have all taken their toll on American waistlines. But one modern convenience has played an even bigger role according to research published in the journal Transport Policy. It's your automobile. Analyzing national statistics on vehicle use between 1985 and 2007, there's a 99% correlation between driving and obesity.

According to University of Illinois researchers, the obesity epidemic is rooted in the rise of automobile use that began at the turn of the last century. Between the 1950s and now, whole cities and neighborhoods have been designed around getting from point 'A' to point 'B' faster in your car. If you think about it, when driving you're about as inactive as you can possibly be. The energy imbalance becomes even more dramatic when you eat while driving.

True Strength Moment: The lead author of this study determined that every licensed driver would have to travel 12 fewer miles per day to eliminate obesity. That's a lot of walking, biking or skateboarding. But if all American drivers cut their daily mileage by just one mile, almost 5 million fewer adults would be considered obese. Hang up the keys for those nearby errands.
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May 23, 2011
I Cardio alternate days of the week, thinking of byuing a bycycle and ride on cardio days in open air instead of Treadmill or Arch-Trainer machines... Thoughts?