(KTVI) – Is your commute making you fat? A study of 4,200 people shows the longer their commute to work, the greater chance they have of being obese. Dr. Christine Hoehner from Washington University has some insight.
The study is in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and it looked at 4,200 people who commuted to work in Texas. Those who had belly fat, high blood pressure and exercised less commuted more than 15 miles.
People who had a shorter commute of 5 miles or less were not as obese. Those who drove 10 or more miles had higher blood pressure.
Doctors say the drive time takes our time and energy away. We do not want to exercise when we get home.