Technology has developed in a well-advanced state with all the new inventions that it has been progressing with. With the upcoming new inventions comes along the studies which are been carried out by experts to understand the good and bad outcomes of the same for a better livelihood.
Keeping in mind with all the studies, a new study has come up which shows the rate of obesity rates which has shifted down because of the use of public transportation. Interesting, eh?
In the new study, they compared all the data which was collected right from the year 2001 to 2009. The presentation and results which were analyzed of the study were published in the journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.
Coming to the detailed version of the study, these researchers found that a single percentage-point increase in the mass transit ridership is directly linked to a 0.473 percentage-point lower obesity rate in many countries across the United States.
The co-author of the study, Sheldon H. Jacobson said, “A lot of people prefer public transportation over their own private vehicles. For this, they walk all their way to the bus stop or railway station so that they could reach their destination. So, this walking has brought down the rate of obesity levels in many people who go through all these healthy difficulties every day.”
A lot of differences over the economic and lifestyle factors were also analyzed by these researchers which included leisure-time exercise, household income, health care coverage, and public transit funding.
The prompt details of the study were based on a computational analysis of all the publicly available health, transportation, and census data which was done across 227 counties from 45 states in the year 2001 to 2009.