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Active commuting: It's a win-win-win - and more victories may be in store

Updated: September 01, 2008

Much of the research into physical activity and its effects focuses on what we do in our spare time — and for some good reason.

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.

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