August 28, 2014
Walking, cycling and, yes, even taking public transportation to work
are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition
when compared against those who drive, a British study has found.
A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine and University College London collected and assessed 7,534 BMI
measurements and 7,424 body fat percentage measurements from
participants in a cross-sectional dataset representative of the British
Ten per cent of men and 11 per cent of women reported using public
transport. Both their body fat percentage and their BMI scores, like
those of others who walked or cycled, were lower than those who commuted
by means of a personally owned car.