Riding the Metro Makes You Lose Weight, Study Says

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It seems that Captain Obvious is back in business and probably works with some British scientists, because the latest news he brings us are related to public transport use that makes you fitter.
Who would have thought that leaving your car in the garage and moving your lazy bottom around town in busses and trains will ultimately make you lose weight?

Apparently nobody, since a study that has been published in the British Medical Journal handles the matter. The study verified the body mass index (BMI) of 7534 persons and the percentage of body fat for 7424 individuals, finding that those commuting by public transport had lower BMI, independently of gender.

The data analysis says that men tend to be 7 lb (3.1 kg) lighter than those commuting by their car, while women score about 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) less. And the good news here is that the study isn’t referring only to people that use a bicycle or other man-powered calorie-consuming contraption. Walking to the bus stop and taking all the stairs at the subway (not the escalators) will do the same thing to you.

Well, you heard the researchers, so if you want to take off those extra pounds, don’t rush paying some gym hours. Just leave the car home and start walking more.
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