Much of the research into physical activity and its effects
focuses on what we do in our spare time — and for some good
Workplace tasks are increasingly sedentary: many people stare at
computer screens all day, with only their fingers moving. And
getting to the job has become a rather slothful enterprise: a few
steps to get behind the wheel and then a few more to get from the
parking lot to the office.
But with rising gas prices and clogged roadways, biking or
walking to work has come into vogue. Physically active commuters
save money and "hardwire" physical activity into their days.
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