2 November 2017
A new Danish study has found that “active commuting” is just as good at burning fat as working out at the gym each day.
“If you are overweight and inactive you can lose fat mass just as effectively and fast by starting to take the bike to work as by exercising in a fitness centre,” reports a statement from the University of Copenhagen.
This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in a study that has just been published in the scientific journal International Journal of Obesity.
“Jump on the bike and enjoy the morning ride to work,” said study supervisor Bente Stallknecht. “If you are overweight and inactive you can lose fat mass just as effectively and fast by starting to take the bike to work as by exercising in a fitness centre.”
The professor added: “This is good news to the many overweight people who may not have the time or inclination to join a fitness centre, because they also have to pick up their children and cook dinner after work. Our results show that it is possible to combine transport to and from work with effective physical exercise.”