MAKING A MOVE
If you’ve been thinking about ditching the car for a more active commute, read on.
A study published in the journal Heart followed more than 358,000 participants in the UK Biobank, a national population-based study that measures and tracks the health of adult residents in urban areas in the UK. Those who moved more during their commute – whether walking, cycling, or using public transport that saw them active some of the time – reduced their risk of developing heart disease or stroke by 11 per cent, and their risk of dying from these conditions by 30 per cent.
Those who had more active patterns of both commute and non-commute travel reduced their risk of fatal heart disease even further, by 43 per cent.
Those who moved more
during their commute reduced their risk of heart disease or stroke