Statistic of the day: Feb. 11, 2000

Trying to keep the love flowing despite all this work. Coming soon: Leatt neck braces, the role of arms in jumping.

For now, a sobering statistic for all you auto commuters:

Each hour per day spent driving corresponds with a 6% increase in the odds of being obese.

– Frank, L., et al., 2004, “Obesity relationships with community design, physical activity, and time spent in cars,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 27, 87-96

6 replies
  1. Justin Brown says:

    Considering I drive 120 miles a day to and from work, I guess I’d better get my fat arce on the bike.

  2. Chris says:

    I thought drivers would get lots of exercise, namely running, hurling, bending and carrying…

    … red lights, abuse, road rules and conversations on cell phones, respectively.

    Yeah, adaptation of an old joke, I know, I know. I’m not serious. I actually love my car as it takes buddies and me to far away trails.

  3. Josh says:

    Haha that doesnt make sense… after 16.666666 hours u will be obese? I cant wait for the Leatt brace review as Lee already knows. and jumping will make this site even better.

  4. Alex says:

    If you drive 16.6 hours a day, that leaves less than 8 hours to sleep. If you spend all your time driving and sleeping, you’re gonna get fat.

    Unless you multi-task.

  5. Scott says:

    It finally was light enough for long enough for me to ride to work again. _Much_ better than the car.

    And Josh, a “6% increase in the odds” means that after 16.6 hours, you’ll be 100% *more* likely (i.e. twice as likely) to be obese, not that you have a 100% chance. Initially, I had the same thought as you.

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