Is Active Commuting the Answer to Population Health?

  title={Is Active Commuting the Answer to Population Health?},
  author={R. Shephard},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  • R. Shephard
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • This brief review examines whether active commuting is an effective method of controlling the current obesity epidemic and enhancing the cardiovascular health of the population. Of the many potential methods of active commuting, walking and cycling are the usual choices. Children and adolescents prefer cycling, but for adults issues of safety, cycle storage and company dress codes make walking the preferred option, particularly in North American cities, where urban design and weather conditions… CONTINUE READING
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