Monday, November 9, 2015

Lower health costs with #publictransit -- #freeischeaper

TreeHugger: "The research included almost 6,000 adults in Osaka, Japan and compared bus/train commuters, walkers/bikers and drivers. The researchers adjusted for factors like age, gender, smoking, and others. Compared to those who drove themselves to work, people who took the bus or train were:

  • 44 percent less likely to be overweight
  • 27 percent less likely to have high blood pressure
  • 34 percent less likely to have diabetes"