Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Killing People Who Are Physically Active

November 30, 2022 — Some of the questions we encounter here come with a lot of ambiguity, but this is not one of them. The U.S. is killing more people who are physically active – pedestrians and cyclists – than any other wealthy country. Clearly, this is not good. Without a doubt, this gives the U.S. a failing grade […]

The Young Science of Built Environments and Obesity

September 13, 2017 — Are we building places that harm our health? Yesterday, distinguished professor Jim Sallis told us, unequivocally, yes we are. At the National Academy of Sciences, he opened a survey of the young science of built environments and obesity. The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions sponsored this workshop. Rarely Studied Until the 21st Century Well into the […]

Lose Weight by Public Transit?

August 23, 2014 — Does public transit have one more benefit you can add to an already significant list? A new study in The BMJ finds that people who commute to work on public transit have a significantly lower BMI and less body fat than people who drive. This difference — a bit shy of a full BMI point — can’t be […]