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10 Reasons to Get Fitter on Your Daily Commute

By on March 13, 2017

The New York Subway and daily exercise are two phrases that rarely go side by side, unless we consider the daily aggravation that comes with climbing over fellow commuters to reach a rush hour train. There is a simple incentive being offered to users of the New York Subway to get off seats and get into shape. The carrot on the end of the rod takes the form of a calorie burning calculator, which has been developed by physician Wayne Osborne and health website Treated.com.

 

New York Map of Calories illustrates the total calorie expenditure for the average man and woman from one train stop to the next on all major subway lines. Dr Osborne took it upon himself to research the most beneficial means of recreating the same subway journeys without a mode of transport and therefore produced results for the distance and calorie count when walking, jogging and cycling between each and every train stop. The correlation between transportation and exercise has always been a tough nut to pin-point, but this new calorie map may be the bridge exercise enthusiasts who lead busy lives have been waiting for.

 

For many, this information will come as a welcome shock as to just how many calorie burning opportunities have been missed by sitting aboard a train day in, day out. Others, however, may be quick to draw attention to the length of time a journey on foot takes compared to the equivalent using public transport. Regardless of opinion,n theres no denying that the calorie map is food for thought.

 

Its more abundantly clear than ever that walking, jogging and cycling are vital activities for regulating good health and fighting off common illnesses and disease that stem from a lack of exercise and regular physical activity. Thousands of people die each year owing to health complications associated with being inactive, overweight and exhibiting poor cardio vascular health. As the obesity crisis looms, actions must be taken by men and women across the country. Theres no better city to lead the charge than New York. Shown below are the top to calorie-burning journeys of the New York Subway by walking, jogging and cycling:

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