Long Commutes May Contribute to Obesity
In what may be the first study to show long commutes contribute to obesity, researchers tracked more than 4,000 commuters in the Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.
“What we found was that people who commuted more than 15 miles were less likely to meet physical activity recommendations and achieve high fitness levels,” said Christine Hoehner, the lead investigator, at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. “They were also more likely to be obese and have bigger waistlines.”
The study appears in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.