People who live in communities where it is SAFE AND EASY to WALK, BIKE, and use PUBLIC TRANSIT WEIGH LESS, LIVE LONGER, and SPEND LESS MONEY getting around.
Exercise works as well as pills for mild hypertension and mild to moderate depression and increases survival for people with breast and prostate cancer.
Physical inactivity is responsible for 30% of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many common cancers.
PUBLIC TRANSIT IS A HEALTHY CHOICE People who use public transit are more likely to get recommended amounts of exercise, have lower health costs, weigh less, and are less likely to get diabetes or be killed or injured in crashes. And we all breathe cleaner air.