As many of you know, I gave up car ownership almost a year ago, but even before that I was extremely car-lite. I simply find that I would much rather get around by other means when possible, mainly biking and walking. With this said, I also consider this part of my exercise routine. And it’s interesting in that when I was younger I did these same things but never thought of it as exercise…it was just a means to get from one place to another. Anyhow, I came across this article the other day and was interested to find this type of transport coined as “active transportation.” The article is published by the Yale School of Health, and cites how walking or using a bike from transportation–even just small amounts a day–is really good for you. Here’s an excerpt:
The acts of bicycling to the office and walking to the store appear to deliver significant health benefits to adults, including reduced risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. A new study co-authored by a Yale School of Public Health researcher found evidence that people who engage in even modest levels of “active transportation” (classified as engaging in at least 10 minutes of continuous bicycling or walking in a typical week to get to a destination) enjoy a range a health advantages over their more sedentary peers.
Anyhow, I just thought I would pass this on. To read the full article, click here.