Monday, December 03, 2012

Walk at least

Less than a quarter of people in the US walk or bike to get where they are going.

Those who do, though, have lower body mass indexes (are not as fat) and smaller waists. Also lower—their odds of high blood pressure.

This is from a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Pardon me, but haven’t people been saying this for years? Should we do it just to shut them up?

Cities have put in walking and bike paths, rental bikes, free bikes, insurance payments for compliance, everything they can think of.

At least consider it?

This is called “active transportation,” by the way. We used to call it walking to work and I used to do it in 3-inch heels. Those days are gone.

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