Ride the Bus to Get Fit

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Hi, I'm Dr. Clark. Are you giving the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day? If not here is an easy way to help you get there. Take the the bus, public transportation may get your body moving. It sounds ironic but it's true. Research shows that people who use public transportation tend to exercise more.

Why? It comes down to how public transportation riders get to the bus stop or the train station. Most of them walk or ride their bikes. In one study those who regularly walked to use public transit are three time more likely than car commuters to meet the government recommendation of exercising 30 minutes a day five days a week.

Adding this minor amount of exercise each day can help you shade the pounds and lower your risk of diseases like heart disease. Public transportation can help you manage your time and your money too. Even though it might increase your overall commute slightly, you'll save money on fuel and you'll knock out your walk for the day.

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