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Working Out on the Way to Work

UNITED STATES GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM FINLAND CANADA AUSTRALIA SWEDEN NETHERLANDS DENMARK BELGIUM SWITZERLAND IRELAND NORWAY 1% 9% 2% 9% 1% 1% 9% 22% 15% 8% 5% 2% 4% 9% 7% 5% 24% 13% 22% 45% 49% 49.1% 16% 23% 22% 23% 66.7% 34% 16% 25% 49.5% 40.9% 31.5% 61% 41.7% 43.9% 66.5% PERCENT OF TRIPS BY BIKE PERCENT OF TRIPS BY FOOT PERCENT OF POPULATION OVERWEIGHT 41.8% WORKING OUT ON THE WAY TO WORK 36.1% The average American is both overweight and spends more than 100 hours per year commuting, the vast majority of those hours being spent in a car. Are those numbers correlated? This is a look at the number of active commutes in several industrialized countries, as compared to those countries' obesity rates. A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND LAMOSCA SOURCES "Walking, Cycling, and Obesity Rates in Europe, North America, and Australia" by David R. Bassett, r., John Pucher, Ralph Buehler, Dixie L. Thompson, and Scott E. Crouter; World Health Organization. NOTE: Australia, Canada, and Ireland transit numbers are for work trips only.

Working Out on the Way to Work

shared by maggie on Mar 23
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States that needs to stop. This infographic looks at the effects of bike commuting on battling obesity. If more people jumped on a bicycle to get to work obesity i...



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