Hopefully, it should come as no surprise that transit has health benefits. But if you still need some convincing, read our two links below!
- Riders Who Take Mass Transit Regularly May Lose Weight – NPR
A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that commuters who used the Charlotte light rails for a year lost around 6.45 pounds. Woah! When you factor in the walk to and from the bus stop, it often adds up to more than a mile. That mile a day lends itself to substantial weight loss. Well well, I’m quite convinced!
- 6 Health Benefits of Public Transportation – TransLoc
Another study done found that public transit users get three times more physical activity a day than those who drive alone. Being active helps combat many serious ailments, such as diabetes, strokes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and depression. Healthy mind, healthy heart, and healthy body can all be yours with a new healthy commute!