Driving to work may contribute to weight gain, study says

01/24/2013 | Health Behavior News Service

A study of 822 adults found those who drove their cars to work each day gained on average 3 pounds more over four years than noncar commuters, even accounting for weekly exercise. Researchers reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that a combination of active transport and exercise may be the best way for people to get enough physical activity for weight maintenance.

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