Walk, bike or take transit to work to prevent obesity
The study found that bicycle commuting offered the greatest benefits compared to using a car. For example, a 53-year-old man who cycled to work weighed 11 pounds less, the study showed. Cycling to work also resulted in a 1.7 drop in body mass index (BMI — an estimate of body fat based on weight and height) compared to someone who drove to work. Read more.